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  • On May 20, 2019
    Nina from GA Asked

    Hello I'm Nina and this will be my family and I first time at Disney park. I wanted to know can you bring food, coolers, wagons, and bookbag into the park?? Is it best to purchase tickets in advance or the day of?

    Hey there, Nina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so excited for you and your family to be going on your FIRST Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I know you are going to have an amazing time and make lots of magical memories. 

    You should definitely purchase your tickets in advance if at all possible. FastPass+ is included in the price of your tickets which means you can make reservations for up to three attractions per day in advance. If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can make your FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance or 30 days in advance otherwise. So I highly recommend that you plan your day ahead of time so that you can maximize your time in the parks.

    As for items that you can take into the parks, you can certainly take food, small coolers and backpacks. However, loose or dry ice is not permitted and re-usable ice packs are recommended instead. Wagons are not permitted in the parks and strollers cannot be greater than 31" in width and 52" in length. Just be sure to check the property rules for prohibited items and to check the dimensions of your cooler or stroller. That way you know you'll be just fine when you head through the security gates!

    I hope this helps with your planning and please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else. We're always happy to assist in whatever way we can. Enjoy your vacation and have a magical day!

    ~Carrie 
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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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