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  • On Jan 5, 2022
    Robert from UT 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 can be taken into the parks as far as food and drinks

    Hey howdy hey, Robert.

    Welcome to planDisney! Can you believe that in less than three months, you'll be off to The Most Magical Place on Earth? I am SO excited for you to experience all the The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration has to offer! Plus, you arrive shortly after the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival begins, which means there's even more fun to look forward to. You're sure to have a swell time!

    I know an important component to planning your day at the theme parks is planning out your meals. Not everyone desires to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the many delicious dining options on property while on vacation. Walt Disney World Resort understands this about their valued Guests, so you'll be happy to hEAR that all four theme parks allow guests to bring their own food and drinks with them into the parks.

    This is especially helpful for families like mine who travel with severe food allergies and special dietary requirements in their party, because it assures they can bring in snacks and food that are geared toward their loved one's needs. While Walt Disney World Resort is unsurpassed at accommodating Special Dietary Requests at nearly every dining location on property, this means it's perfectly a-okay to come prepared for that one kiddo that won't eat anything but cheese sticks and apple sauce.

    There are, however, a few restricted items that are not permitted in the theme parks. You can find a comprehensive list of these items in the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules, but I'm highlighting a few that may be beneficial for you to know in relation to food and drinks. While re-usable ice packs are perfectly fine, loose and dry ice are not. You may bring a cooler to store food and drinks in, so long as it measures 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high (61 cm x 38 cm x 46 cm) or less. Alcoholic beverages may be prohibited, but there are plenty of on-site options for you in this arena. Aside from small items, such as baby food jars, glass containers are also prohibited. Additionally, for the safety of the animals, plastic straws are not allowed in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    It's best to check the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules closer to your arrival date in case anything changes before your magical vacation, but you should be good to go. I hope this helps, Robert. Be sure to stop back by planDisney with further questions that arise.

    To infinity and beyond,
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Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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