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Can you Bring Food to Disneyland

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Can you Bring Food to Disneyland


While a big part of the Disneyland experience that you wouldn't want to miss is getting pictures with Disney characters, also important to eat and drink.

Unfortunately, the cost of meal plans, fast service meals, snacks, and drinks changes often.

Nothing would be more upsetting while eating than to see a $50 table service meal become cold and get trashed because you had to meet Cinderella or any other Disney character.


You could also be worried about the nutritional requirements for you and your family in addition to the cost. Although Disneyland offers a variety of options to meet your prospective dietary and nutritional needs, you might not want to hope on this one.

You wouldn’t want to pack a day’s worth of food and snacks only to find out that before entering the park you must dump it all in the trash. At that point, you would be losing money and labour of love

You may be prompted to ask the question given this fact: Is it okay to bring food inside Disneyland?

What Type of Food is Allowed 

In both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, outside food and nonalcoholic drinks are permitted. But only on the condition that they must not need to be heated, reheated, processed, or refrigerated, they must NOT be packaged in glass, and they must not have strong scents.

Before you can enter Disneyland with your food, you must let a Security Cast Member know that you've brought food and drinks. Although you are permitted to bring food into Disneyland, you are, however, not permitted to bring alcoholic drinks, thus you must let them know that you have brought food.


But let's say you are of legal drinking age and want to drink alcohol, the Mint Julep Bar or Oga's Cantina are just a couple of the options available in such a situation.
One of the table service restaurants will let you drink wine, but you might have to pay a corkage price.

You might also make use of the Downtown Disney District's exception to the no outside alcohol policy which can allow you to bring your own bottle of wine there.

The Resort Rules of Disneyland state that they have the right to refuse access to or do away with individuals and anything that could obstruct other guests’ ability to fully enjoy the resort. Hence, you are allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into Disneyland, but you may only bring enough food for yourself and your close relatives and not for any other guest.

Packing this food could also become a problem as large coolers are not allowed into the Disneyland. If you are going to be using a large cooler, you would have to rent a locker just outside the Disneyland and lock the cooler in there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take a water bottle to Disneyland?

Yes you can bring your own water into Disneyland and there are water refill stations scattered throughout Disneyland.

Are backpacks allowed at Disneyland?

Yes backpacks are allowed but they must be between 24 inches long, 15 inches wide and 18 inches high.


One question that has always been on the minds of prospective Disney travellers is whether or not they can take outside food into the parks. This article has been able to provide answers to the very many questions one may have about this.