Yes, you CAN take your own food and drinks into the Disney World parks!
Food in the parks is expensive and can quickly eat away at your vacation budget. Many families bring sandwiches, snacks & juice boxes with them to save their money for more expensive meal experiences such as character dining. Others just bring a few snacks and still save a bundle over buying snacks in the parks. Free ice water is available at all Quick Service meal locations so it isn’t necessary to bring water unless you need a certain kind.
How to carry/store it
You can carry your food in a bag or backpack, put it in the bottom of a stroller or store it in a locker until needed. Lockers are available at all the parks. The single use option at Epcot is very inexpensive and would work great if you’re bringing a whole meal with you and don’t want to carry it around until noon. Click here for details
Coolers (or backpacks) cannot be larger than 24″ long x 15″ wide x 18″ high
No alcohol, no glass containers except small baby food jars
No straws allowed in Animal Kingdom
Source: Disney World Website
Pick portable options that don’t require refrigeration or heating up. Need some ideas?
fruit flavor concentrate to add to water
fruit roll ups
individual cereal cups
individual peanut butter
peanut butter & crackers
pull tab tuna cans
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