Let’s look at things you can bring into Disney World, and also things that you can’t. There is nothing worse than getting to the gates, ready to go in and get told that you cannot take a certain item in with you. So let’s be prepared.
Disney’s policies are pretty straightforward, but there are some restrictions that may catch you off guard when it comes to things you can and can’t bring into Disney World. Let’s take a look at what’s allowed and what’s prohibited so you’ll be prepared for the security check at the gates.
All guests are required to go through a security checkpoint before entering all Disney’s theme parks. Bags, clothing, and other personal items are subject to screening. With this in mind, it’s crucial that you bring only items that are allowed inside parks so you won’t be turned away.
Also remember it is always best to travel light. It can be quite cumbersome lugging around extra things that you may not even use.
You will need something to carry your items around the park with you. Disney will allow backpacks, fanny packs, totes, pocketbooks, and other types of bags and carrying cases into the parks. So long as it doesn’t exceed 24″ long x 15″ wide x 18″ high, any type of bag is allowed. Anything larger is strictly prohibited.
Food And Beverages
There is an endless choce of wonderful dining and snack locations throughout the park, however you may still prefer to have your own food on hand.
You are allowed to bring food and beverages into the theme park and water parks. But there are a few rules.
Outside food and drinks must be for your own consumption. It must not require heating or reheating, refrigeration, processing, or have a pungent odor.
Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited inside all the parks.
Coolers are allowed, but they mustn’t be larger than 24″ long x 15″ wide x 18″ high. Loose ice is prohibited, but reusable ice packs are permitted (and recommended) by Disney.
Guests often bring their own refillable water bottles, sandwiches, and snacks into the parks as a way to save time and money, or to accommodate personal preferences and/or food allergies.
Inform security what types of foods and beverages you have got on you upon entry.
Strollers and Mobility Devices
There are a few options when it comes to strollers. You can either rent one inside the park, rent one via a local (non-Disney) stroller provider, or simply bring your own.
If you plan on bringing your own stroller to the park, be aware that strollers exceeding 31″ in width and 52″ in length are strictly prohibited. Stroller wagons are also prohibited, as are any type of trailer-like object that is pushed, pulled, or towed.
Manual or electrically-powered mobility devices are allowed into Disney parks, so long as they are for a single rider, operate at a walking speed, have at least 3 wheels, and do not exceed 36″ in width and 52″ in length.
What Other Things Are You Not Allowed To Take In?
Note: This list is subject to change, so check for updates before you arrive.
• Weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, ammunition)
• Objects and toys that look like weapons
• Self-defense and restraining devices (mace, pepper spray)
• Fireworks and other flammable or explosive objects
• Noisemakers, whistles, horns, and megaphones• Fog and smoke machines
• Illegal substances
• Marijuana and marijuana-enriched products
• Alcoholic beverages
• Glass containers (small jars of baby food are permitted)
• Loose ice and coolers larger than 24″ L x 15″ W x 18″ H
• Plastic straws (prohibited only in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and water parks)
• Balloons (prohibited only in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and water parks)
• Selfie sticks
• Folding chairs
• Large tripods and monopod stands
• Costumes and non-medical masks
• Inappropriate or offensive clothing, body art, or attire
• Backpack, handbags, totes, and various bags larger than 24″ L x 15″ W x 18″ H
• Strollers larger than 31″ W (79 cm) x 52″ L (132 cm)
• Stroller wagons and stroller trailers are prohibited, also no rolling bags
• Recreational devices (skateboards, scooters, inline skates, remote-control toys, drones, etc.)
• Swim noodles and non-Coast Guard approved water floats (at water parks)
• Pets and other animals (with the exception of service animals)
What Are You Not Allowed To Do At Disney Theme Parks?
Here’s a list of the activities Disney prohibits in the parks.
• Unapproved photography or recording of any kind for commercial purposes
• Selling items
• Distributing materials or solicitations of any kind
• Using banners or signs for commercial purposes or to incite crowds
• Conducting demonstrations, speeches, or events
• Using profanity
• Engaging in dangerous activities
• Disrupting park operation
• Feeding the animals
• Unauthorized entry into prohibited areas
• Portraying costumed characters
Stick to Disney’s property rules and regulations when it comes to things you can bring into Disney World and other Disney Theme parks, and you won’t have any problems!