Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 29, 2014
    Cathy from NJ 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.

    Hi there! We are visiting WDW the first week in July. Are we allowed to bring a cooler with our lunch into the park and leave it in the locker? Also, are there any outside food or beverage restrictions (i.e. can we bring in our own bottles of water)?

    Hi Cathy,

    These are great questions!  Not only is taking a cooler into the park allowed, it's a fantastic way to save some money on your food during your visit.  There are some rules about what items aren't allowed (and you can find all of those at this link), but the main points to remember are that no glass containers or alcohol are allowed, and your cooler can't be larger than 24" x 15" x 18" in size.  Your cooler and other bags will be checked before going into the park, so just be sure to follow those guidelines and you'll have no problems.  

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Cathy!  Please stop back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any other questions as you make your plans.

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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