• On Jul 8, 2017
    Maribel from TX 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 want to do a surprise baby gender reveal for my sister in law in magic kingdom, can I take a cardboard box, balloons and items i'll need in to the park? What all is permitted inside? This will be our very first time at Disney!

    Hello Maribel! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Congratulations on your happy surprise! No doubt the Endless Magic of Walt Disney World Resort will amplify the already fantastic news in store for your sister-in-law.

    More than any other entertainment venue I have visited, Walt Disney World Resort is very permissive when it comes to bringing in outside food, drink, gifts, etc. At every Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park and Water Park, you will have to go through Security Clearance and the Main Ticket Gates. During Security Clearance, any bags, gifts or balloons you are bringing into Magic Kingdom must be inspected and cleared with a Security Officer before entry will be granted.

    As per the Park Rules and Regulations, the surprise you mentioned in your inquiry should be fine to bring into Magic Kingdom.  However, it is up to the discretion of the Security Officer that checks your surprise whether or not what you are carrying contains any "items that may be harmful or disruptive" to other Guests.

    Only Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park specifically prohibits balloons from being brought into the Theme Park due to the danger they could cause for the wildlife.

    If you are looking for some assistance in planning your special surprise, you may want to look at the offerings from those who specialize in Endlessly Magical surprises at Disney's Floral and Gifts.

    I wish you the best of luck with your surprise and fantastic news!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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