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  • disneychrista
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    Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    And what is meant by "brb"?
    I took it to mean be right back.

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  • DisneyIPresume
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    Disney has "allowed" outside food and drink for years. I remember back in the early 70s my mom made us pb&j sandwiches at home and us eating them on a bench outside iasw. I remember a CM passing by and not saying anything. This would have been somewhere around 1972 or 1974.

    And what is meant by "brb"?

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  • PirateLover
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    [QUOTE=TTN;1056832535] Generally snacks and water will almost always get through as will sandwiches (Disney still generally prefers that you not buy their food over passing out from low blood sugar or dehydration)QUOTE]

    I always take water and some protein bars or beef jerkey so I don't pass out from low blood sugar or dehydration. I buy lunch/diner at Disney, I just need the snacks if I get a little "shakey" while waiting in a long line standing in the sun.
    But anything other then some small snacks or baby needs, should be left in a locker outside and enjoyed in the nice picknick area they provide. It's a good break from the day too.

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  • TTN
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    Originally posted by swampymarsh View Post
    To see what is not permitted the list is in the link and gum is absent from it. They have never taken my pack of Big Red from me.
    Theme Parks | FAQ | Disneyland Resort
    While this list is great, I want to point out that several items on this list point to the fact that in reality what gets in and what doesn't get is up to the discretion of security. Generally snacks and water will almost always get through as will sandwiches (Disney still generally prefers that you not buy their food over passing out from low blood sugar or dehydration), once it can't fit in a backpack and has to be carried in a cooler or separate lunch bag (baby and young toddler food excepted of course), then you run the risk that they could actually take it from you.

    Also, I have found in the past, FYI, that food you bring from home tends not to be substantial enough to last you through a full opening to closing day, it's just not enough calories/sodium especially if it's hot outside, although I would still suggest bringing snacks and ALWAYS bring water (being dehydrated will quickly ruin your day). Also when I was a passholder (and didn't care so much about making sure I didn't waste any little moment) I found it easier to keep food in the car in a large cooler so you could store whatever you wanted without having to worry about carrying it, or making sure it stayed cold.

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  • phantasmic
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    brb reserving couches in the GC lobby for paying hotel guests only

    brb not being allowed to use a garbage can unless it's to throw away official Disneyland Resort food/merchandise

    brb charging a $10 cover charge to enter Downtown Disney since it's not fair that visitors who don't buy anything in those shops/restaurants get to use those same walkways and benches as us

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  • Meville
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    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
    Snacks for the kids that they will eat on-the-go are one thing. People here have been talking about smuggling in sandwich making supplies and McDonalds bags. Those should be eaten at the picnic area, not taking up table space that paying customers are entitled to use.
    I can agree with that, with the slight provision that I maybe eating these snacks too, after all, I too get hungry while in line.

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  • calsig31
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    Originally posted by Meville View Post
    I'd like to just say that I'm very happy that neither of you are in charge of running Disneyland.

    And for the OP, what everyone else said, Snacks and drinks have never been an issue for me on multiple occasions. I do agree that excessive things such as the lady with the bucket of chicken that I saw last time should be frowned upon though.
    Snacks for the kids that they will eat on-the-go are one thing. People here have been talking about smuggling in sandwich making supplies and McDonalds bags. Those should be eaten at the picnic area, not taking up table space that paying customers are entitled to use.

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  • swampymarsh
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    Originally posted by Avaren View Post
    whether they 'allowed' it or not, some people would bring it in anyways, like in a movie theater.
    bringing a water bottle and a couple of snacks (trail mix, protein bars, etc) is fine... i think the big no-nos is glass, alcohol, gum, etc.
    I want to point out that gum is allowed. It's urban legend that it's not based on them not selling it in the parks.

    To see what is not permitted the list is in the link and gum is absent from it. They have never taken my pack of Big Red from me.
    Theme Parks | FAQ | Disneyland Resort

    Also while food is not officially allowed.
    Can I bring food into Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park?
    If you wish to bring your own food and enjoy an outdoor meal in an ideal setting, there is a complimentary Picnic Area conveniently located outside the Main Entrance to Disneyland Park.
    With the exception of food items for Guests with specific dietary restrictions, food or beverage items are not permitted into either of the Disneyland Resort theme parks.
    Expceptions to this are widespread. As evidenced in the prior posts.

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  • Malina
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    I've had no trouble bringing in a small soft drink bottle (the size you'd buy at the park anyway), fruit, etc.

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  • chiefyouth
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    I have never had an issue bringing in small snacks, especially for my kids. On our last trip however, I saw two different families having full-blown picnics in the park. They had a basket, sandwich making supplies, large bags of chips, two-liters, and more. I was totally surprised. One family was sitting by the bathrooms near Autopia. The other family were using two tables in the Riverbelle's seating area. This one really bugged me.

    So I really don't know what Disney considers the appropriate limit, nor why the do or do not enforce it.

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  • Meville
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    Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    You shouldn't be allowed to "bring in" anything. There's a picnic area if you want to eat outside food.
    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
    This.
    I'd like to just say that I'm very happy that neither of you are in charge of running Disneyland.

    And for the OP, what everyone else said, Snacks and drinks have never been an issue for me on multiple occasions. I do agree that excessive things such as the lady with the bucket of chicken that I saw last time should be frowned upon though.

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  • disneychrista
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    Officially you are not to bring in outside food, other that for babies and special dietary needs. All other food is to be kept & eatten at the picnic area.

    Now that said they do not stop you from bringing in outside food. As has been mentioned no glass, not knives, no alcohol, no preperation (you can bring i PB&J but not bread, jelly & peanut butter).

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  • tensixmom
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    I have also heard it pointed out that the quick serve restaurants will give you free ice water if you bring in your own reusable water bottle. That could be handy perk that I will be using on our next trip!

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  • Avaren
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    whether they 'allowed' it or not, some people would bring it in anyways, like in a movie theater.
    bringing a water bottle and a couple of snacks (trail mix, protein bars, etc) is fine... i think the big no-nos is glass, alcohol, gum, etc.

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  • emwhysee
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    There aren't any signs posted (like the carry-on bag guidelines at the airport). They seem to empower the bag-checking stations to use their best judgement. We haven't taken in full meals, but have haven't had any trouble taking in a few granola bars, trail mix, beef jerky, water bottles and the like. I have seen them o.k. people with small soft-sided insulated bags.

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  • calsig31
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    Originally posted by emwhysee View Post
    May I respectfully request that if you'd like to have a discussion about whether or not Disney SHOULD allow food in the park, you start a separate thread, so we can keep this thread focused on the OP's actual inquiry, which is how much they do allow.
    They kind of do go hand and hand, though.

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  • emwhysee
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    May I respectfully request that if you'd like to have a discussion about whether or not Disney SHOULD allow food in the park, you start a separate thread, so we can keep this thread focused on the OP's actual inquiry, which is how much they do allow.

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  • calsig31
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    Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    You shouldn't be allowed to "bring in" anything. There's a picnic area if you want to eat outside food.
    This.

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  • Steve DeGaetano
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    You shouldn't be allowed to "bring in" anything. There's a picnic area if you want to eat outside food.

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  • mlggator
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    We bring in sodas and water for the day. We also bring in a ton of snacks (cookies, chips, crackers, etc) and usually some protein bars. I have a back pack full of stuff when we arrive in the morning.

    Here is a little hint if you are going on a hot day. Freeze your water bottles. As the ice melts, it leaves you with a nice cold drink at the hottest time of the day. I also put my sodas in my backpack with the frozen waters and it keeps them cold too!

    Usually, I bring one cold bottle of water (for the morning), one soda, and one frozen bottle of water (for the afternoon) for each person.

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