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  • On Feb 18, 2024
    Virginia from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I have a very picky eating toddler. The easiest way to ensure he’s fed is smoothies. I have a portable USB portable blender. (It is made of plastic not glass but does have the blending blades.) Is this prohibited from entering the parks?

    Greetings Virginia! Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is right around the corner, how exciting! While my children aren’t picky eaters necessarily, I do have a son with a severe allergy limiting what he can eat, so I can certainly understand wanting to bring food, drinks, and smoothies into the parks to make sure he is properly fed throughout the long days of fun in store!

    I read through the General Walt Disney World Property Rules a few times, and while the list of prohibited items doesn’t specifically list what you are describing, I think you should be prepared to not have your portable blender allowed in, due to the blades it uses. 

    I do have a couple of ideas for you that may help throughout your visit. If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection property, my first suggestion would be to purchase the Resort Refillable Mug when you first arrive. This insulated mug is 16 ounces, good for the length of your stay (up to 14 days), and gives you unlimited coffee, tea, and soda at all Disney Resorts Collection hotels. You could use your blender in your hotel room, pour it into the refillable mug, and your son could enjoy his smoothie on his way to and inside the parks! The mug is a great value during your vacation and is a great souvenir (I have multiple in my coffee cup cupboard at home currently). If you’re not interested in this option, you could bring an insulated travel cup from home to use in the same way. Either way, feel free to pop into the Baby Care Center (there is one at each theme park) when he is finished to clean it out for water or his next smoothie when you return to your hotel!

    When my family visits Walt Disney World, we like to get to the parks first thing in the morning, enjoy all the attractions and experiences we can until about lunchtime, and then head back to our hotel for a mid-day break. We find that by giving our kids a break from the overstimulation of the parks by enjoying the resort pool or even a resort nap (they hit differently) they can head back to the parks in the evening for more theme park fun! You could do something similar to accommodate your son’s eating schedule and be back in the parks rested and with full stomachs!

    If you, or your son, needs another smoothie while in the parks, I have found the following locations for you serve Frozen Starbucks Refreshers that could be the perfect substitute:

    I also was able to find that Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies, located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom also offers a smoothie option you could try out!

    I hope this helps, Virginia! Please feel free to come back to planDisney with any additional questions you may have about your upcoming visit!


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Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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