• On Aug 9, 2019
    Emily 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.

    I was planning on taking my boyfriend to Disneyland for his birthday. I was wondering if you are allowed to take wrapped presents past security and into the parks.

    Hello, Emily,

    The Disneyland Resort is such an excellent choice for a birthday celebration. What a nice surprise he’ll be getting with your special presents. So that you don’t get an unexpected surprise at the security checkpoint, I recommend that you not carry in the gift already wrapped. Since all belongings are subject to search, you may wish to place your present in a gift bag. Or perhaps design your wrapping to allow the package to be easily opened for inspection and then resealable.

    Here’s a tip for keeping your gift a surprise for your boyfriend. If there is a “no bag line” available at the security screening area, send him ahead through that line “to scope out a short line at the park entrance.” Then, you carry all your party’s bags through the regular screening line. That way, when security peeks inside the gift, the surprise won’t be spoiled for your boyfriend.

    Have you had a chance to check off all of your “magical must-dos” this Summer? Even if you happen to have only one day, there’s a lot that you can experience if you take on the #DisneylandChallenge. Looking for something special? I recommend the Lamplight Lounge at Pixar Pier. I love the special ambience and the delicious drinks at this unique location.

    Happy birthday to your boyfriend! And “a very merry un-birthday” to you, Emily!

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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