What You Can’t Bring Into The Disney Parks?

Have you ever asked yourself the questions of what you can’t bring Into the Disney Parks?

If you’ve been to any of the Disney parks, you know the Bag Check area well. Perhaps you’ve breezed right through, or perhaps you hit a snag by not having your bags unzipped, or even worse, you had something in your bags that was not allowed in the parks. Oops!

If you’ve never been to one of Disney’s amazing parks, here’s the deal: Disney will check all bags and strollers before letting you enter the park. They are looking for dangerous or hazardous items, things that will put you or other guests in danger. Even if you don’t have a bag, you’ll most likely have to walk through a metal detector.

I’m a huge fan of this policy, because when I’m enjoying time with my family in the parks, the last thing I want to worry about is our safety. However akin to the TSA lines in an airport, it can be a long wait when it’s busy, and people tend to get a bit testy. The last thing you want to happen is to wait in the line and not be allowed to enter the park because you have something you shouldn’t. 

So what CAN you bring into the parks? I’ll be putting up a blog about what to pack in your day bag when you head to the parks at a later date, but the short version is this: you can bring snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, cameras, changes of clothes and ponchos to name a few. Basically anything that won’t cause harm. If you use your common sense, you won’t have a problem here at all.

So what CAN’T you bring into the Disney parks? Well this list is expansive! Some items make sense, and some may seem odd. I’ll include a link to the main list direct from Disney at the end of this post, but here are some interesting ones that you need to be aware of. 


  • Objects or toys that resemble weapons - This means toy guns, toy swords, toy knives etc.
  • Horns, whistles, large megaphones and artificial noice makers - Disney is loud enough without anyone adding to it!
  • Shoes with built in wheels - Yes they still sell these, and yes they're super fun, but with the crowds, these can be dangerous.
  • Strollers greater than 31" in width and 52" in length - These big strollers may be convenient to to carry everything you might possibly need for the day, but they make navigating the crowds difficult. If you've ever gotten run into by a big stroller, you understand.
  • Selfie Sticks - This was a big deal when it first became a rule, since selfie sticks were EVERYWHERE. But they caused people to not only endanger themselves, but no one likes getting smacked with a selfie stick!

Those are just a few of the things that Disney had prohibited guests from bringing into the parks. Keep in mind, all of these rules and regulations are put in place for the safety and ultimate enjoyment of all guests, so do your homework and make sure you’re not bringing something that will get you turned away at the gate!! 

For the full list of prohibited items and activities from Disney, CLICK HERE