• On Jul 10, 2017
    Patricia from NJ 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.

    are you permitted to bring your own lunch/water bottles into the parks- our children have very strict dietary restrictions

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Patricia ~

    We are so glad to have you hEAR! I have a son with special needs and I have to take food into the theme parks with us every trip.

    You are welcome to take food and water bottles into the theme parks. Here are some things to remember when bringing food and drinks inside the parks:
    * Glass containers (unless they are baby food jars) are not permitted.
    * All bags are subject to inspection before entering the theme parks.
    * Coolers are permitted as long as they are no larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high.
    * Cast Members are prohibited from storing, preparing, cooking, or reheating any food brought into the resort hotels or theme parks by Guests.

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can store any items that need to be refrigerated in the small refrigerator in your room.

    Many of the table service restaurants at Disney World offer allergy-friendly menus and can accommodate a lot of different food intolerances. Be sure to note your special dietary requests when making advanced dining reservations and again when you arrive at your dining location.

    Some of the quick service dining locations are also able to accommodate certain food allergies or intolerances. You should ask to speak with a Cast Member to assist you before ordering.

    Bringing in your own food and drinks can also be a money saver and that is a bonus as well.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions. We are excited to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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