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  • On Apr 22, 2010
    Heather from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can portable DVD players be bought into the parks?

    Hi Heather,

    I checked the WDW website. Items that may not be brought into the theme parks include but are not limited to:

    * Items w/ wheels, such as:
        * Wagons
        * Skateboards
        * Inline skates
        * Shoes w/ built-in wheels
        * Strollers larger than 36" x 52"
        * Suitcases, coolers or backpacks w/ or w/o wheels larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high. Coolers required for medications may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations.
        * Any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an ECV, wheelchair or stroller.
    * Alcoholic beverages
    * Folding chairs
    * Glass containers (excluding baby food jars & perfume bottles)
    * Pets (unless they are service animals)

    In addition, Animal Kingdom prohibits balloons, straws & drink lids due to the safety of the wildlife.    

    I've often toyed with the thought of bringing a portable DVD player to keep my boys entertained while waiting in line & especially while we're waiting for the parades & fireworks. Luckily, we've always been able to keep them entertained without one.

    Here's a couple of things to think about before deciding to bring one in or not: DVD players aren't light & can get heavier as the day wears on & you become more tired. The batteries may go dead before you really need it the most waiting for nighttime parades. Its one more thing you'll have to keep up with & an expensive item that you may not want to risk being stolen or damaged during the day. If you have an iPhone, iPod touch etc., you may consider downloading a digital movie file a more doable option. Wishing you many magical memories :-)

     

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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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