Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Apr 29, 2022
    Elisabeth Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, My son has severe allergies to food and some drinks he also has aversions to foods he is unused to causing upset. Are we able to bring food in to the parks in an insulated rucksack? We need to keep both his Epi pens (medication) and food/drinks cool.

    How ya doin' Elisabeth and welcome to planDisney!

    In my personal experience, being hungry can definitely make the difference between a jolly holiday and a thundershower all over my chalk drawing during a day in the Disney Parks. And with a child with food allergies, you have to be even more vigilant to keep him both safe and meltdown free. Luckily the Walt Disney World Resort has made it super easy for people with all sorts of dietary needs to have a fabulous time and a full belly. 

    First things first, you can absolutely bring your own food and beverages to the Disney Parks. An insulated backpack is a brilliant idea. You can even bring a cooler as long as whatever you decide to carry fits within the 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high (61 cm x 38 cm x 46 cm) guidelines laid out in the Walt Disney World Property Rules. Just note that glass containers aren't allowed for safety reasons. Your bag or cooler will be checked by security prior to entry and then it's on to a magical day. 

    Pro tip: The Walt Disney World Resort is a complete rockstar when it comes to Special Dietary Requests. You can reach the Special Diets team by sending them an email at to see what you'll need to help your son have an awesome time.

    Elisabeth, I hope I've been able to help you today. If you are attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, people with allergies can get a teal bag and a matching token to get allergy-friendly goodies. If you have any other questions, come back to see me for another chat!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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