• On Jun 2, 2019
    Kristy from AL 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’ve seen the cooler dimensions allowed inside the parks but I haven’t seen if hard coolers are allowed or just soft. I’m getting conflicting answers and would love some clarification.Are hard coolers allowed as long as they are within the dimensions.

    Hi Kristy, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's great to answer an old friend of the panel once again!

    I've just called my dear friends at Guest Services to confirm the information that you can take a hard cooler into the Theme Parks as long as it doesn't have wheels and fits within the size rules. It's also wise to remember that loose ice is not allowed, so it's nice to keep the ice inside resealable plastic bags, for example.

    To make the Theme Park visits more comfortable, my husband and I rent lockers to keep the food fresh and move freely. We pack delicate items like sandwiches and fruit into a small collapsible cooler and store it on the locker until it's mealtime. We've done it with tuna sandwiches, bagels, apples and bananas and they were all great from dawn to dusk!

    This strategy helps us keep our backpack lights and the food fresh, so it's a win-win!

    Let us know if you want more help, as we'd love to help with specific tips for each Theme Park or to guide you through the awesome rooms available at the Disney Hotels.

    May the magic be with you, 

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