• On Dec 9, 2022
    Cameron from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What do you recommend to bring as a cooler bag in the parks for bringing breast milk and ready to feed formula that has to stay refrigerated throughout a full day at the park?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Cameron. I'm so glad you stopped by and so glad to see you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! It's the very best kind if you ask me.

     As a mom of three, I have spent plenty of time navigating the theme parks with a baby in tow. In my experience, I can tell you that the Walt Disney World Resort makes it super easy with lots of family-friendly services! If you'll be carrying breast milk and ready-made formula, nearly any cooler (with or without wheels) is fine to bring into the theme parks as long as it's no larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high. I've gone into the theme parks with a cooler backpack and a cooler with a shoulder strap, and I actually think the cooler with the shoulder strap is more convenient! What I like about the cooler with the shoulder strap is that I can put the strap over the handlebar of our stroller so I'm not carrying it around all day. 

     Let's chat about keeping your breast milk and ready-made formula nice and cold in your cooler! Loose ice is not permitted in the theme parks. You could certainly pack reusable ice packs, but making sure I refreeze them at the end of every day is not something I want to add to my vacation to-do list. Instead, I pack a box of gallon-sized freezer bags and utilize our Disney Resort hotel's ice machine. Before we head to the theme parks every morning, I fill a freezer bag or two with ice from the hotel's ice machine, and then I just toss those bags into our cooler! 

     Did you know there's a conveniently located Baby Care Center in each of the four theme parks? The Baby Care Center is the perfect place to take your baby for a quiet feeding or diaper change. 

     I hope this was helpful, Cameron. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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