• On Oct 3, 2019
    Christie from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    HI I am wanting to bring a cooler into the park and I know it has to be soft sided and 24x15x18 but does that include the handle. If you push the handle in its good for that size but if its out it is not?

    Hi there, Christie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  You are in the final countdown for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I am so very excited for you!  Before you know it, you will be on your way down Main Street, U.S.A. making the most magical of memories!

    Thank you for stopping by with your question about clarification on some of the park rules!  The last thing you want to do is have an issue at the entrance to the theme parks, so I am glad you are thinking (and planning) ahead!  I wanted to be absolutely certain for you, so I checked with a Cast Member and they confirmed to me that the cooler itself is what needs to fit within the size guidelines and that the extended handle will not be an issue for you upon arrival.  I also do want to clarify that the cooler does NOT need to be soft-sided and that you can bring in a hard-sided cooler, if you prefer, as long as it is within the size restrictions!  But, also be advised that no loose ice can be brought into the theme parks, so the recommendation is to use reusable ice packs to keep anything cool within your cooler.

    As you are doing your final preparations for your magical vacation, make sure you have the My Disney Experience Mobile app downloaded to your smartphone.  On it you will find a ton of useful information such as updated wait times, transportation schedules, park maps which will be so helpful during your days at the theme parks!  

    I know you are going to have the most incredible time and I wish you nothing short of magical memories made!  Say hi to Mickey for me!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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