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What’s Banned at Disney World

What’s Banned at Disney World

Did you know that Disney has a list of items that are banned at Disney World? A lot of the items will be obvious and straightforward there were a few items on the list that I was surprised to see. If you want to read even more on the specifics of each you can see the official rules on Disney’s website. So when you are looking for some items to trim down the weight of your luggage this may help you. There is baggage check at the front of every park to ensure that everyone is following the rules!

A break down of what’s not allowed at Disney World

Recreational Items

This includes items like drones, remote control toys, skateboards, scooters, inline skates and shoes with built-in wheels.

Alcohol and Drugs

This one is pretty obvious I don’t think I need to go into any detail for this one. Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios do sell alcohol inside the park if you wish to drink. Due to government laws you may not bring your own alcohol.

Large Strollers

Strollers can not measure larger than 36″ by 52″.

Large Bags

Any backpack, cooler or suitcase larger than 24″ x 15″ will not be allowed into the parks. For more park bag recommendations read Biggest Disney Bag Mistakes to Avoid.

Trailer Like Objects

Think something along the lines of a wagon. Nothing can be pushed or towed by a wheelchair, stroller or other mobility device.

Mobility Devices with Less than 3 Wheels

The key part for Disney is that they want the device to maintain stability when it is stopped or unpowered.

Weapons of Any Kind

A surprising recent change is that this also includes anything that looks like a weapon. Including toy guns, blasters and squirt guns. They used to sell these kids toy guns and swords in the park but they have now been removed.

Folding Chairs

I figure this one would be a no brainer. But people try to bring these in to stake out for firework and parade viewing. Since they are a tripping and fire hazard we recommend going a different route for parade comfort. We have bought these Disney Parade Cushions and also recommend this blanket as it folds down small and won’t take up a ton of space.

Selfie Sticks

The key to this one is that it can not extend or be telescoping. We are still able to bring in our go pro handle and iPhone stabilizer we use for shooting video.

Large Tripods

The guideline for this is your tripod must fit inside of your backpack. If it is larger than your backpack you will be asked to return back to your car or store inside a locker. We have gotten lots of use out of this tripod in the parks and this monopod. We have never had an issue security with either item.

Glass Containers

You may however still bring in small glass jars, so, for example, baby food.

Pets or Animals

The exception to this rule is approved service animals (e.g. dogs and miniature horses). Service animals must remain on a leash or a harness and under the control of the owner at all times. It is also important to note that service animals will not be allowed on certain attractions. If you plan on bringing a service animal with you on your trip be sure to contact Disney for more information.

Animal Kingdom Special Rules

In order to protect the safety of the animals that call Animal Kingdom home, they do not allow balloons or plastic straws.


Of course, Disney has to have a catch-all on their rule list. Anything Disney deems is harmful or disruptive they may also not allow into the park.