• On Jan 2, 2017
    Melissa from FL 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.

    What size cooler is allowed into the Walt Disney World Parks? Are there certain foods not allowed in the park (other than ones that need to be heated)? For example, can subs, sandwiches, or nuggets be brought in?

    Hi Melissa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's great to be helping a fellow Floridian! There is a list of prohibited and/or restricted items compiled on this page: Restricted Personal Items. One of these items are coolers with or without wheels larger than 24" (61 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) wide x 18" (46 cm) high. As long as the cooler is smaller than the aforementioned size, you will be allowed to bring it in the parks. As for food, there are no restrictions as long as the food is not in glass containers, which is also prohibited. Personally, I typically bring with me a small soft-sided cooler or insulated tote bag with mini-water bottles, can sodas and juice for the kids. I also like to bring a back-pack with chips and other snacks. This has proven to be a  real money saver for my family as we typically just spend money on lunch or dinner. 

    Did you know?: The Walt Disney World Resort has some great offers on Disney Resort Rooms for Florida Residents! For more information, please visit this page: Special Offers and Deals.

    It has been a pleasure assisting you Melissa! Please feel free to send in any other questions you may have.

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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