Paying a visit to the magical place that is Disneyland is something that you shouldn’t dare miss out on. In our opinion, spending your family vacation here is an investment that is sure to pay off.
A common question is what age is the limit for visiting Disneyland, and if you would ask us, the answer is clear – there is no such thing. Both kids and adults will enjoy their visit to this amusement park that is highlighted by a welcoming atmosphere and many different attractions.
There is more than just the one Disneyland that is set in Anaheim, California. Today, the most popular locations apart from that one are in Paris and Hong Kong.
No matter which one you go for, there is one thing that is extremely important – be sure to book your tickets on time!
This will allow you to get much-needed discounts and let you enjoy your time there without breaking your bank. Once you book your trip, it is time to start planning everything you will need.
So that leads us to ask – what can you bring into Disneyland? We will be discussing that, as well as all the essentials that you should have on yourself. Let’s get right to it!
Are Beverages and Food Allowed?
The main thing you are probably interested in is whether you are allowed to enjoy food and drinks in the magical place of Disneyland. The answer is yes, under certain circumstances.
What this means is that you can bring food and beverages, as long as they are non-alcoholic. Also, keep in mind that these shouldn’t have strong odors.
Additionally, both the food and the beverages need to be in containers that are not made of glass. Also, if you need to reheat or process your food/drink there, it is not allowed.
Keep in mind that you can enjoy a picnic as long as it is done within the designated area (close to the main entrance).
On the other hand, if you do not feel like bringing your own refreshments that is absolutely fine. Disneyland offers a variety of dining options.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of places that support vegan and vegetarian diets, so you are sure to be satisfied!
What is Not Permitted?
While there are a number of things that are allowed and that you should bring to Disneyland, there is also a list of items that you can’t enter the park with. First and foremost, you need to understand that pets, including dogs, cats, and parrots, aren’t allowed in the park.
This is not the case for service animals that you can enter Disneyland with as long as you have a certificate of proof. On the other hand, you can leave your pets at the on-site kennel, where they are sure to get good treatment while you are experiencing the attractions inside.
Not only this, but you can’t bring wagons, skateboards, scooters, tricycles, unicycles, or bicycles. It is thought that all of the mentioned vehicles can endanger people in the park, which is why it is better to stay away from using them.
Additionally, you can’t really record what is happening in the park with drones both for safety, as well as privacy-related reasons. Also included are suitcases and backpacks that exceed 24 x 15 x 18 inches of dimensions.
When it comes to refreshments and substances, you aren’t allowed to bring in alcohol, marijuana, as well as any other illegal substance. The same goes for self-defense equipment, weapons, and restraining devices.
As we have mentioned above, all of the food and drinks that you bring in need to be in plastic bottles/boxes. Glass containers are strictly prohibited.
What is quite interesting is that bringing in a selfie stick is not allowed. While you can take photos, this item can’t be used for specific safety reasons.
All the rides feature the so-called envelope of protection. This ensures that you can’t really harm yourself even if you don’t keep all your body parts inside the riding wagon.
However, the selfie stick does bypass this envelope of protection, which is why it is not allowed.
What Should You Bring Into Disneyland?
The first thing that we suggest you bring is a lanyard. This item is just perfect for keeping tickets, your money, and other essentials safe.
Additionally, you will want to get your Disneyland pass on time and not have to wait for the long line that is common for Disneyland. By making sure you get the tickets at the right time, you will be able to enjoy discounted prices and special offers.
We also suggest that you bring at least a few snacks, whether it be fruit, bars, or some nuts. While Main Street is rich with places where you can get all that you need, chances are you may not have time to wait in line.
Also, comfortable blankets or sheets are sure to save the day if you were planning to enjoy a picnic in the designated area.
Don’t forget to have at least one camera on you, along with a wireless charger. This will prevent the risk of your battery life running low.
Last but not least, you will want to have an autograph book, as well as at least two pens. When in Disneyland, you are sure to meet a bunch of amazing characters from your favorite shows.
Why should you miss the opportunity of getting your autograph book signed?
In the end, it all comes down to following what is permitted and what is not. Most of the prohibited items don’t come as a surprise – apart from the selfie stick that is.
The Disneyland policy on what you can bring is quite friendly, and there is not a single reason why you shouldn’t use this to your advantage. Thus, make sure to book your tickets on time, prepare all of the essentials you might use, and enjoy a magical picnic in the most popular amusement park!
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.