• On Feb 23, 2020
    Melissa from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can we take outside food in to the theme parks in a backpacks?

    Hi Melissa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you so much for finding us hEAR and asking this great Disneyland Resort planning question!

    Many people are surprised to learn that this answer is 'Yes!', guests are welcome to bring as many snacks as they'd like with them into Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and even Downtown Disney District. I have a very "selective" preschooler and I bring in all kinds of goodies for him - sometimes prepackaged snacks, sometimes a sandwich, sometimes even something from the drive through right before we park our car. I once brought an entire 12-pack of bottled water. And if you'd really like to bust out a full-meal spread, there's even a wonderful Picnic Area with convenient rentable lockers in the same space! The only prohibited food items are glass containers (with the exception of glass baby food jars) and alcohol.

    Do note that all of your bags will be thoroughly searched prior to boarding the tram from the parking structure, entering the Downtown Disney District, or near the bus drop-off area along Harbor Blvd, so if you're packing for multiple people it might be better to have two smaller bags than one big one.

    I hope that this helped to plan your Disney Days, Melissa, and We'll See You Real Soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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