Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 8, 2014
    Amy from IL Asked

    Is it possible to bring snacks & drinks into the parks or is outside food prohibited?

    Hi Amy,

    You absolutely are welcome to bring drinks and snacks into the parks at Walt Disney World! I usually carry water, a protein bar and a few munchies in my bag, but you can even bring a small cooler if you want.

    Bringing snacks or other food is a good way to stretch your dining dollars, to appease picky eaters or to be meet special dietary considerations. You often see families sitting on benches making sandwiches and passing a bag of chips, especially at lunch time. I once saw a family unpack an entire hot meal from a small cooler stowed in the bottom of a stroller. It looked an smelled so delicious that I was tempted to ask to join them.

    There are just a couple of restrictions. You can't bring in glass (except for baby food) or alcohol. Coolers must be no larger than 24"x15"x18".

    My only caution is to be sure you don't weigh yourself down too heavily, especially if you don't have a stroller. And I recommend a refillable water bottle. (You can get free ice water at most counter service locations. Just ask.)

    I hope that helps in your planning. Please check back with me or any of my Disney Parks Moms Panel friends if you have any more questions. We're happy to help.

    Enjoy your visit!


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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