Disneyland is a huge theme park which has several restaurants and food vendors that sell delicious meals to guests. But if you’re on a budget or some special diet, then you’ll probably want to bring your own food from home into the park instead. The big question is, does Disneyland let you bring food into the park?
The simple answer is yes. Disneyland does permit guests to bring their own food and beverages into the park. However, there are certain park rules which must be followed if you do plan on bringing your own food and beverages. Basically, you’re not allowed to bring glass containers into the park. This means you cannot have food or drinks stored in a glass container when you go to the park.
The only exception to the “no glass container” rule pertains to small baby food jars or containers. Other than that, no glass is allowed for safety reasons. The park officials don’t want to risk the glass breaking and injuring someone. Containers made from plastic or rubber would be much safer options that are acceptable. For instance, if you want to bring bananas, sandwiches, granola bars, and/or bags of chips, you could just store them in a Tupperware container. If you want to bring water or soda, just bring the kind that comes in plastic bottles.
Make sure your food is already prepared and ready to eat. Disneyland may let you bring food into their park, but they don’t let you heat things up in the microwave. So, if you’re planning on bringing some fancy chicken parmesan dish, then hopefully you like it cold. Also, if you’re planning on bringing large quantities of food, then you’ll be asked to eat it in the Picnic Area. This is an area that comes just before the main entrance into the park.
If you’re not in the mood to eat all your food right away, Disneyland provides locker access to guests for storing their personal belongings and food containers. Any perishable foods, such as sandwiches, should be wrapped in aluminum foil to keep them fresh for a longer time period. This isn’t a requirement, but more of a personal recommendation.