Can You Bring Your Own Food to a Disney World Park or Restaurant?

Yes, you can bring your own food into the Disney World parks and restaurants! There are a few rules though:

  1. You can not bring glass containers into the parks.
  2. You can not bring alcoholic beverages into the parks.
  3. You can not bring coolers or backpacks larger than 24″ long x 15″ wide x 18″ high (61cm x 38cm x 132cm)
  4. Restaurants can not heat up your food or cook with your ingredients.

Remember that none of the restaurants are able to heat your food, use it in preparing your meals, or even to store it. This is a state law.

Guests are permitted to bring their own snacks to keep in their resort rooms and bring into the Disney parks. Bringing your own snacks is a great idea for those with special dietary needs. Even when flying we bring our own snacks in our suitcases, and we may ship some to our hotel. We’ll sometimes use grocery delivery services to have food delivered to our room.

Some people may prefer or need to bring their own food to the Disney restaurants.

Full-service restaurants: If a person in your party will be bringing their own food because of special dietary needs, it should not be a problem as long as someone else in your party is ordering from the restaurant. If you’re entire party is bringing their own food, it will not be permitted in full-service restaurants.

Counter service restaurants: If one person is bringing their own food for special dietary reasons, it should be allowed in all counter service restaurants if others are ordering from the menu. If you all plan to bring your own food to a counter service restaurant, some will allow it and some will not.

To see if it’s not allowed, you’ll want to look for a sign at the restaurant entrance that prohibits this. For example Satu’li Canteen has one by the front door that says “Tables reserved for guests with Satu’li Canteen food only”.

Food Courts: If your entire party is bringing in food, you’ll be able to eat in any Disney food court.

The Disney resort food courts usually have a microwave available to guests. If you need a microwave in your Disney hotel room, you can request this and they’ll usually be able to provide one.

For more information on Disney World Dining visit here. 

For more information on Disney World dining with special dietary needs, visit here. 

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