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With security lines stretching in from of every major theme park, you may be wondering, “What is and isn’t allowed at Disney?”
Of all the theme parks I’ve been to, Disney has been the most reasonable about what you can bring in with you, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t rules. Here is everything you need to know about what is allowed at Disney.
Are bags and backpacks allowed at Disney?
Yes, bag and backpacks are fine at Disney. They should be less than 24″x 15″x 18″ (61cm x 38cm x 46cm) Locker are available to rent, but you can take your bag on all rides so they aren’t necessary.
Is smoking or vaping allowed at Disney?
All theme parks, water parks, ESPN zone, resort rooms, and balconies are smoke-free zones. There are designating smoking areas at each resort, Disney Springs, and outside each park.
Are Coolers, Food, and Drinks Allowed at Disney?
Disney is surprisingly lenient compared to other companies when it comes to outside food and drink.
Coolers (with or without wheels) are allowed as long as they aren’t larger than
24″ x 15″ x 18″ (61cm x 38cm x 46cm). You must use ice packs. Dry ice and loose ice are not allowed.
You can bring in food and drinks as long as they are non-alcoholic and not in a glass container. Baby food in glass jars is ok.
Are strollers an wagons allowed at Disney?
Wagons are not allowed at Disney, but strollers are. They must be smaller than 31″ x 52″ (79cm x 132cm), and stroller wagons won’t be allowed in.
Are Wheelchairs and EVCs allowed at Disney?
Mobility devices must have at least 3 wheels and be able to stand on their own. They have to be single rider, less than 36″ x 52″ (92cm x 132cm), and operated at walking speed.
You cannot tow a stroller or trailer with a wheelchair or EVC.
Are selfie sticks, gimbals, and tripods allowed?
Selfie sticks are not allowed at Disney. If you’ve ever played a sudden game of limbo with one in the middle of a walkway, you’ll understand.
Tripods that fit inside a standard backpack when folded and not over 6′ when extended are allowed.
Gimbals and other camera stabilizers are allowed as well as mounts for the head, chest, arm, or backpack.
Are costumes allowed at Disney?
Guests under 14 are allowed to wear costumes, but any mask can’t cover their face. Things like googles are fine. For some great costume alternatives that meet Disney guidelines, head over to Packing Kids for Disney.
Are pets allowed at Disney?
Disney does have some pet friendly hotels. At this time, only dogs are allowed. Service animals are allowed every where but in pools and on certain rides.
Pets, comfort, and support animals are restricted to the pet friendly hotels and cannot go to the parks or Disney Springs.
That answers the most common questions about what you can bring to Disney. But if you think of something I missed or want more detail, Disney does have it’s full policy here.
Now that you know what you can and cannot take, find out what else should be in your Disney day bag or grab a free packing list below!