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Taking own food into the parks

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Taking own food into the parks

All, as we are staying in self catering apartment, was planning to take own sandwiches, pasta etc into the park to cut down on cost. Anyone have any experience of how much you can take into the park. Has anyone been stopped taking any food items? Any info, suggestions appreciated. Thanks

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1. Re: Taking own food into the parks

We had ruck sack with crisps, drinks and light snacks so sandwiches should not be a problem.

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2. Re: Taking own food into the parks

I think the general rule is that you can obviously have what you want in your bags, but you have to picnic outside the Parks. It depends on what you are taking in. You can't drag in a huge American type cooler, this won't be allowed in. A few packets of crisps, water etc, sarnies OK, but it all depends on the people on the "gate". As you know, they have the right to refuse entry if y are carrying too much, but it is all a bit subjective, after all what is too much?

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3. Re: Taking own food into the parks

Hi drfat,

The ' official ' rule is that no food or drink should be taken into the parks if you look at the Disney website. However, they do usually allow some food and drink through security checks, but not large picnics. As Sarnia says, it can depend on the Cast Members on duty - some can be more strict than others.

I have read of people taking in lots of food, but have also read of it being refused when people have tried to take in too much.

We take in some small plastic bottles to fill at the drinking water fountains in both parks, along with some snacks like cereal bars or a few croissants from breakfast if we have not eaten them in the restaurant. I take some chocolate bars in colder months, but not in hot weather when they can melt!

Some people buy sandwiches and drinks at the shop in Chessy railway station and have taken those into the parks. No glass bottles or alcohol.

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4. Re: Taking own food into the parks

If you want to take a larger picnic in a bag you can store it in a locker in Chessy railway station if they refuse park entry, and eat it there later. The only official picnic area is near the Disney car park.

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Thank you all for the responses. Does anyone know the prices of the lockers at chessy station and for how long ?

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As far as I know the lockers are for all day. Large lockers at the station for luggage cost about € 9.60 but there are smaller ones. I don't know current prices for these though.

There is Guest Storage at the front of both parks, before you go through the turnstiles, but it depends if they let you take your picnic bag through security to use this. That has various charges depending on size of bag, starting from € 3.

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7. Re: Taking own food into the parks

Thanks Figgygirl for the info. It's alway handy to have a plan B, just incase things do not go according to plan.

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8. Re: Taking own food into the parks

We've been taking sandwiches drinks and crisps into the park for the last eight years and never even had it questioned despite having the bags searched each day.

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