Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Apr 12, 2022
    Deborah from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I take ice in my small lunch cooler

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Deborah! I hope this finds you well. 

    I see that you are vacationing at Walt Disney World in just a few short days. I bet you've got to be getting so excited. The countdown is on! 

    Deborah, while you are absolutely permitted to bring in outside food and beverages to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, loose ice is no longer permitted. It will be best if you pack small reusable gel packs or something similar to keep your things cool throughout the day. A few other reminders as you pack your lunch cooler for your Disney day, Deborah. Outside alcohol of any kind is not allowed so be sure to leave that at home as well as glass containers of any kind. The only caveat to that rule is baby food jars but plastic containers for those are preferred as well. You won't have access to any heating appliances throughout the day so it is best to pack food and beverages that can be enjoyed either cold or at room temperature. Other than that, you are pretty much free to bring in whatever suits your fancy. When I am packing my cooler for the day, I like to include sodas and a few snacks. I leave the bottled water at home though, Deborah. Throughout the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, you can enjoy complimentary ice water at all quick-service singing locations and snack carts that have fountain beverages. This saves so much room in a cooler and is a lot less weight to carry around. When you need some water, just visit any of those types of locations and ask a Cast Member at the cash register for a cup of ice water and they will be more than happy to supply you with as much as you need. It's great! 

    I hope this helps you plan for your day a little bit better, Deborah. If you have any other questions before you go, stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have fun!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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