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.
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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 some insider tips for the best Disney World vacation.
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. Likewise banned: These three words Disney employees are not allowed to say.
With the exception of mobility aids and cane-chairs, folding chairs are on both Disney World and Disneyland’s “restricted items” lists. It would sure be nice to be able to pack a chair and sit while you wait in long lines for rides, but alas, you cannot. Instead, pass the time by breaking out some Disney trivia that will keep the family entertained.
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. But this actually goes beyond the fact that they can be disruptive—the U.S. Disney parks actually have no-fly zones. This is also why you’re unlikely to hear airplanes flying over Disney World.
Pots and pans
Leave your cookware at home, Disney vacationers. Trying to bring it in would be one of the rookie mistakes to avoid on Disney vacations.
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)!
Sorry, would-be bouncers—the only one at Disney who will be jumping around on springs is Tigger. Here are the best jobs at Disney parks, according to employees.
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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. Unwrap the truth about these popular Disney park rumors.
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.