18 Things You Didn’t Know Were Banned from Disney Parks
Disney is the Happiest Place on Earth…unless you had your heart set on bringing your pogo stick.
This one shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Plenty of Disney princesses might have furry friends, but alas, you still can’t bring yours into Disney parks. However, there is an on-site kennel where your pet can spend the day—and service animals are allowed, of course. Here are insider Disney World secrets from a super-fan.
Want to start a Lion King sing-along while you’re waiting in line for a ride? Well, you’re going to have to do it a cappella. Musical instruments aren’t permitted inside Disney parks. Did you know you can learn some impressive vocabulary words from Disney songs?
With the exception of mobility aids and cane-chairs, folding chairs are on both Disney World and Disneyland’s “restricted items” lists. Planning a trip to Disney? Learn the cheapest and most expensive times to go.
The occasionally controversial remote-controlled flying gadgets are not allowed inside Disney parks. Other types of remote-controlled objects, including toys, are not permitted either. Some Disney rules are unspoken…make sure to avoid these rude habits that cast members wish guests would stop.
Pots and pans
Leave your cookware at home, Disney vacationers. These are the Disney World foods you have to try at least once.
Nope, you can’t pull your young child (or your massive collection of souvenirs) around the park in a Radio Flyer. For that matter, pretty much any item with wheels, including bikes, roller skates, or even suitcases, are banned. Even strollers, which it would be downright silly to ban considering Disney’s large target audience of youngsters, have to be under a certain size (more on them later)!
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Planning on celebrating a birthday (or any other gift-giving occasion) at Disney? You’ll have to wrap (or buy) your gifts inside the park limits. All items have to be unwrapped on their way into the parks, so that the employees can see what they are. Learn about the sweet reason why only Disney World has Walt’s name in it.
Containers (of a certain size)
You can’t take suitcases, bags, or backpacks into Disneyland if they’re bigger than 18″ wide, 25″ high, and 37″ deep. Wouldn’t you know, that’s the exact same size as the parks’ big rentable lockers. We see what you did there, Disneyland. Coolers larger than that size aren’t allowed either—but yes, you can bring small coolers into Disney. These are the big differences between Disney World and Disneyland.
If you want to take a selfie in a Disney park, you’re going to have to do it the old-fashioned way. “Hand-held extension poles for cameras and mobile devices” are not allowed. Here are the best Disney resorts for the perfect family vacation.