Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 21, 2009
    Jennifer from NC 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.

    We are traveling to WDW next week for Thanksgiving, and wonder if you can pay for parking with a Visa/MC Checkcard or creditcard or is it cash only? Also, are there any restrictions on bringing a small cooler with snacks into the parks?

    You are welcome to pay for parking at WDW with cash, credit card, debit card, or Disney gift card.

    Yes, you can bring a cooler with you into the parks, but there are some restrictions on the size permissable coolers. The exact page of the WDW website that discusses coolers can be found HERE, near the bottom of the page.

    The website states that:

    Suitcases, coolers or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24" (61 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) wide x 18" (46 cm) high are not permitted in the parks. (Coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations.)

    So, as long as your cooler is smaller than 24" X 15" X 18", you'll be fine bringing it with you. Most soft-sided coolers that I've seen fit within those dimensions. If you absolutely felt like to needed to bring more into the park with you, you could bring your food in two small coolers, carried in by different people. This would also be fine.

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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