It takes a lot of rules and regulations to create the “happiest place on Earth.”
But those aren’t the only rules you need to be aware of if you’re planning a trip. Here’s a helpful checklist of things to avoid so you’re not turned away at the ticket counter or kicked out!
20 things you’re NOT allowed to do at Disneyland or Walt Disney World:
1. Smoke (As of May 1, the theme parks, Esplanade and Downtown Disney District will be smoke free. Smokers can still use certain designated areas outside the parks.)
2. Bring a stroller larger than 31 inches by 52 inches
3. Sneak in your own alcoholic drinks – Disney is NOT BYOB.
4. Take selfies with a selfie stick – you also can’t bring a tripod unless it fits in a backpack
5. Shoot video on a roller coaster or take flash photography at indoor attraction
6. Give a speech or hold a demonstration
7. Film a commercial or movie without permission
8. Bring a glass container (excluding small containers such as baby food jars)
9. Bring a suitcase, cooler or backpack larger than 24 inches by 15 inches by 18 inches - you also can no longer have loose or dry ice in your cooler
10. Display inappropriate tattoos or wear inappropriate clothing
11. Fly a drone (or any remote-controlled device, for that matter)
12. Take off your shoes or shirt
13. Run (except during Disney marathons, of course!)
15. Use profanity
16. Wear a costume or a mask if you’re 14 or older
17. Sell something or distribute materials
18. Bring a pet (unless it’s a service animal)
19. Sit in a folding chair – you’ll have to tough it out in those long lines
20. Carry a weapon (including self-defense devices like pepper spray and mace)
Disney also bans horns, whistles, megaphones, toy weapons, wagons…the list goes on. See all prohibited items here.