Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 4, 2015
    Amanda from VA 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 see posts from 2009 regarding bringing food into the parks and that it is acceptable. I was just curious if this still was the case as my family was planning on packing our meals. Are there any other restrictions pertaining to this aside from no glass?

    Hi Amanda, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You absolutely can bring your own food into the Walt Disney World Theme Parks - in fact, I think it's a great idea! It's a perfect way to help control costs if you're on a budget, and while there are plenty of healthy options on the menus, you can often make healthier choices if you've pre-planned your meals with food you've brought along.

    There's a handy list of things you can't bring into the parks on the Disney website. Other than glass containers, there isn't much that applies to food. You can even bring in a soft-sided cooler as long as it's smaller than 24" long by 15" wide by 18" tall.

    And here's a mom's tip for you. When you're ready to dig into your food stash at the Magic Kingdom Park, head over to Storybook Circus in the Fantasyland section of the park. Walk past Dumbo the Flying Elephant, head left when you get to the Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station, and look for some umbrella tables to the far left of the train station. It's a shady spot to enjoy your meal, and the kids can watch the train pull into the station. It's one of my favorite places to relax for a few minutes. And not many people even know it's there. Shhh!

    I hope this helps you enjoy time at Walt Disney World, Amanda. Please stop by and see us again if you have any more questions. Wishing you a magical vacation!

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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