What kind of bags or backpacks i am allowed to take to Orlando theme parks?

i am allowed to take sandwiches and that small cooler inside he parks?

From Alvaro Reyes
Posted March 26, 2010 at 10:39 AM

i´ve read a lot of tips that recommend to take to WDW IOA and Universal some snacks, bottled water, so you can save some money.

i was thinking in a small soft side cooler that i have to place tha watter bottles ( fits only 4 water bottles). i was considering to take some sandwiches too.

i am allowed to take sandwiches and that small cooler inside he parks?

the other question is if i am allowed to bring this cooler where can i store it if i am getting in a ride with my wife ..

Sorry for this newb questions.. and thanks for your help

From Michael Smith
Posted March 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM
From Disney FAQ:
From the list of Items NOT Allowed...
Suitcases, coolers or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24" (61 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) wide x 18" (46 cm) high. (Coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations.)

Universal's What to bring:
Acceptable items:

•Bottled water
•Small snacks that do not require heating
•Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
•Any food required for special dietary needs
•Baby food/baby formula
•Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep

Prohibited items:

•Picnic lunches
•Food that requires heating or refrigeration
•Alcohol and glass containers
•Hard-sided coolers
•Soft-sided coolers larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep
•Coolers, suitcases, and bags with wheels
Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection.

So, yeah.. Coolers smaller than the dimensions above, and bottled water is fine at both parks. They are a little more strict on food at Universal, but it depends on the guard, and if you tell them you need it for a diet, there is nothing they can do.
To my knowledge, at the Magic Kingdom you can take the small coolers on all of the rides.. even Space Mountain. At Universal, they will have lockers close to all of the rides that do not allow bags, which are free to use for about whatever the wait time of the ride is plus 30 mintutes. If it is too big for these lockers, you will be required to buy a bigger locker at the front of the park.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 26, 2010 at 9:56 PM
I would just bring a backpack and putting water bottles in there/

One way to keep them cool I found was to wrap them in foil or freeze them the night before!

They really do not want you to bring snacks inside the park unless they are for fussy children or medically needed (diabetes, for example)

They will check your backpack, but mostly for weapons and stuff. It should be fine, but I guess it depends on who checks your bag!

From Pyra Dong
Posted March 30, 2010 at 6:55 PM
to continue from Anthony- ... and bagpacks are easier to lug around the hot Florida sun. Of course, don't bring a buffet in your bag. The bag checkers are more concerned with what could be a weapon than food. (YAHHHH!!! Killer water bottle!!!) BUT they do kinda frown on food-- but most likely they won't make ya toss it.

To ease the tension, I would personally spread the snacks out throughout all the members of your party.

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