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  • On Feb 10, 2022
    Stephanie from Lancashire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hey, my husband is a type 1 diabetic, are we aloud to but sugary drinks etc from outside the park and take them back to our hotel room? Just incase his sugar dips in the night. Is there a store outside the park? a supermarket of sorts? Thank you.

    Hi Stephanie!

    Thank you for bringing your question to planDisney! I visited Walt Disney World with my mom, who was diabetic, so I can help provide a few tips from personal experience. 

    You can absolutely bring food and drinks from outside of the theme parks to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room. There are several options for ensuring you always have sugary drinks on hand in your room. You can purchase a refillable mug at your resort when you arrive. This mug can be used throughout the length of your stay, up to 14-days. You can get unlimited refills of coffee, tea, soda, and even hot chocolate at your resort. There are many sugary sodas to choose from. You can also purchase bottles of soda from the gift shop at your resort and keep them in the mini-fridge in your room. Another option is to place a grocery order and have soda, along with any other grocery items you need, delivered directly to your resort. Bell services will hold on to them until you are ready to pick them up or have them delivered to your room for a small fee. There are also plenty of grocery stores in the surrounding area if you prefer to pick the items up yourself.

    Of course you can also purchase sugary drinks inside of all the Walt Disney World theme parks. If you are ever in need of a sugary drink immediately and there is a long line, just inform any nearby Cast Member and they can help make sure you get what you need immediately.

    I also want to call your attention to the First Aid stations located at each of the theme parks. The First Aid stations offer a clean place to change your insulin pump. They also will store your insulin in a nice, safe, and cool place and properly dispose of any sharps. Speaking of sharps, at your resort hotel you can request Mousekeeping to request a sharps jar. Make sure to note any T1D dietary restrictions on your advanced dining reservations.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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