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
Universal's What to bring:
•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
•Food that requires heating or refrigeration
•Alcohol and glass containers
•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.
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!
To ease the tension, I would personally spread the snacks out throughout all the members of your party.