Never bring these items to Disney World or Disneyland

Posted July 1, 2019 10:30 a.m. EDT
Updated July 1, 2019 11:30 a.m. EDT

Summer vacation season is starting and, as almost all travelers know, Disney World and Disneyland are the happiest places on earth.

Unless, that is, you try to bring in an item that is banned from their parks.

Reader's Digest recently listed a number of things that people try to bring in but either have to toss in the trash or carry back to the car. Among them:

  • Drones (leave them home)
  • Folding chairs (you'll need to use their benches while at the park)
  • Wagons (sorry, strollers only)
  • Wrapped birthday gifts (you'll need to unwrap them to bring them into that princess party)
  • Large coolers (small ones are OK)
  • Suitcases
  • Selfie sticks
  • Musical instruments
  • Your cat or dog. Sorry, Fido. He must stay in the hotel.

And from the "doesn't that stink file," something people try to bring in all the time, that will be turned away -- a loved one's ashes in an urn.

People still try to spread them outside Haunted Mansion, around Cinderella's Castle or in the water in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Still unsure? Check the Disney parks website or read some of the many theme park forums out there so you're not surprised and you don't waste your money.

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