What You Can and Can't Bring into Disney Parks
There is so much that goes into a Disney vacation and sometimes you don't even think about what you can and can't bring into the theme parks until the last minute. Well we are here for you with some updated policies regarding what you can and can't bring into Disney Parks.
These policies apply to both Disneyland Resort in California, and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Security checkpoints are various points before you arrive at the gates and before you can store any items in a locker. Prohibited items will not be permitted past security, even if you planned on storing them inside a locker.
All of these rules are in place to help everyone have the most enjoyable park experience possible. We are going to go over the most important and frequently asked questions on what you can and can't bring into Disney Parks in Florida and California.
The Quick List of What You Can Bring into Disney Parks
- Service Dogs
Have more questions on these allowed items? We’ll discuss them in more detail below.
The Quick List What You Can’t Bring into Disney Parks
- Large and/or hard side coolers
- Loose ice
- Glass containers
- Alcoholic beverages
- Cigarettes / E-cigarettes / Vape Pens
- Selfie sticks
- Folding chairs
- Masks / Adult costumes
- Matches / Lighters
- Pepper Spray
- Wrapped gifts
- Shopping baskets
Keep reading for more details on these items, plus a list of interesting things that are also prohibited. Because even though you may have never even considered bringing that Pogo Stick, it is also not allowed at Disney Parks.
What You Can Bring into Disney Parks
You Can Bring or Rent a Stroller at Disney Parks
Strollers brought into the Resorts must be no larger than 31" (79cm) wide and 52" (132cm) long. Measure from the very widest parts of the stroller to find its maximum width and length and check if it fits. These dimensions apply to many common single and double strollers.
You Can Bring Food and Drinks to Disney Parks
Snacks and pre-made foods (like sandwiches) are all allowed into Disney Parks. Plus, they are a huge life and money saver! When your kids get hungry in the middle of line or you are just looking for something to hold you over until you are ready for a corn dog, snacks are invaluable.
Also, admittedly, Disney food has never been known for its value (but it is all so delicious!). So if you are looking to save a bit of extra cash, bring in your own pre-made meal for a few lunches or dinners of your vacation to help out!
You will also be doing a lot of walking at the parks and it is important to stay hydrated. Non-alcoholic drinks and waters are totally something you can bring into Disney, it’s even encouraged! It is so nice to have a drink on hand whenever you need to quench your thirst. You can bring refillable water bottles and refill them at water stations throughout the parks.
You might have also noticed the “no loose ice” rule listed in the other section of this article. An easy fix is to freeze a few water bottles and put them in the bottom of your soft side cooler. Then as they melt, you have ice cold water! If you still need ice, be sure it is contained in a sealed bag, or use an ice pack.
You Can Bring a Blanket to Disney Parks
You Can Bring a Backpack to Disney Parks
Your trusty bag can take on all the adventures Disney has to offer with you! Just remember all bags will be screened and/or searched as you enter the secure Disney perimeter.
You Can Bring Medication to Disney Parks
You Can Bring Personal Cameras to Disney Parks
You Can Bring Service Dogs to Disney Parks
Disney is fantastic about any sort of special needs you, or the people travel with, might have. Let the Cast Members know at City Hall on Main Street U.S.A. if there is any additional services you might need. They are always happy to help.
You Can Bring Makeup to Disney Parks
You Can Bring Glow Sticks to Disney Parks
You Can Bring Battery Packs to Disney Parks
You Can Bring Mini Fans to Disney Parks
You Can Bring Umbrellas to Disney Parks
Don’t Bring These Items to Disney Parks
No Wagons at Disney Parks
No Large, Hard Side Coolers at Disney Parks
No Loose Ice at Disney Parks
No Glass Containers of Outside Alcohol at Disney Parks
No glass containers or outside alcohol is allowed anywhere inside of the Disneyland Resort. But that doesn't mean you can't find alcohol there. If you are looking for some delicious and unique alcoholic beverages, head on over to Oga’s Cantina, Blue Bayou or almost any dining location at Disney California Adventure Park for some awesome Disney inspired drinks. Downtown Disney also serves alcoholic beverages at most sit down restaurants.
For the glass container rule, baby food is of course the lone exception.
No Cigarettes / E-cigarettes / Vape Pens at Disney Parks
No Selfie Sticks at Disney Parks
You can also have photos taken by one of the many Disney PhotoPass photographers throughout the Resorts.
No Luggage at Disney Parks
No Folding Chairs at Disney Parks
Other than cane-chairs and mobility aids, folding chairs are something you can't bring into Disney Parks.
When you are looking to sit down for a bit you can find plenty of benches and seating around the park for you to enjoy. And if you are looking to grab a bench during a parade, stake out your seat early!
No Costume Masks or Adult Costumes at Disney Parks
Costume masks are not allowed at any time of year, even during Halloween events like Oogie Boogie Bash or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. For both adults and children, you will have to get creative if you are looking to dress up as that perfect Disney character.
“Disney bounding” is appropriate for adults, while costumes are allowed for children year-round. Hats and face paint are a great alternative while still following the rules and getting into the spirit of Disney.
No Skateboards at Disney Parks
No Wrapped Gifts at Disney Parks
No Matches or Lighters at Disney Parks
No Speakers at Disney Parks
No Pepper Spray or Weapons at Disney Parks
Strange Things You Can't Bring into Disneyland
To make this list as comprehensive as possible, we thought we would include some of the stranger items on the list of what you can't bring into Disney Parks just in case. We all know these items are on here for some reason or another.
Here is more of what you can't bring into Disney Parks:
- Sporting Equipment
- Sling Shots
- Stink Bombs
- Musical Instruments
- Pots and Pans
- Fire Extinguishers
- Pogo Sticks
- Cremated Remains
- Weapons (including items that could be used as items)
Because security is located before the lockers, you will want to double check everyone in your party before you leave your hotel to make sure no one has accidentally brought any of the banned items.
What You Can and Can't Bring Into Disney Parks Wrap-Up
We want your Disney vacation to be as smooth and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions on any of the items mentioned above on our list of things you can and can't bring into Disney Parks, or if there is anything we missed, either leave us a comment below, call our Disney experts at 855-GET-AWAY. You can also check Disney's official list of what you can and can't bring into Disneyland on disneyland.com. We would love to help however we can with what you can and can’t bring into Disneyland and beyond!
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