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The Best Snacks to Pack for a Day at Disney World

There are a number of snacks that you can pack for an enjoyable day at Walt Disney World, and it’s not just because bringing your own food can help with the budget…it’s also because there are times when you’re in a line or waiting for a parade when you don’t have time to run for nourishment.

Let’s start with the basic understanding that guests are able to bring in food items, such as snacks or foods that do not require heating. All you have to do is inform a security cast member of the food items when you enter the parks.

This means that you’re going to be able to bring in a variety of items with you in order to make it through the day without spending an arm and a leg on things that you may not want to buy.

Here are The Best Snacks to Pack for a Day at Disney World

  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Squeezes
  • Fruit Cups
  • Smart Pop Individual Servings
  • Fruit Snacks (Disney Themed)
  • Werthers
  • Fresh Fruit / Vegetables
  • Raisins
  • Pretzels
  • Bear Paws
  • Juice Crystals / Lemonade Liquid

Ok, so let’s break things down into something practical for you

The idea behind this article is the get your mind running with ideas so that you’re not having to stress about this while you’re in the final days before your vacation. Know what you’re going to bring, and then get it during a regular trip to the supermarket.

Why should you get your snacks before and not when you’re in Florida?

First off, even if you get the items shipped via Amazon or Walmart, there’s still the potential of you arriving before your room is ready and not being able to unpack before hitting up a park.

Secondly, you don’t want to completely change your diet for a vacation. Adding in modifications is perfectly fine, but the last thing you want to do is discover that you’re allergic to something while you’re in Disney World.

Lastly, when you buy before…you’re able to pack your checked or carry-on luggage knowing that you’re going to be buying souvenirs in Florida. The snacks and other disposable items don’t have to come back with you, so you’ve actually gained more space in your bags to buy more! 😉

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What Should you Pack to Help with Snacks


Let’s be frank, there are always reasons to bring larger bags and coolers to theme parks, but it’s completely dependant on your situation and your family size. Know that anything that you bring into the parks will be a burden for someone to look after while everyone is on attractions.

They do make smaller backpack coolers, so maybe that’s something to consider if you’re going to be in Florida during the summer months and you want to be prepared for every possibility.


Sandwich bags, especially ziploc bags, are definitely something that I’d recommend bringing with you. They are great for dividing up snacks, stashing electronics during rain storms or separating your trader pins from your already-traded pins.

Reusable Items

Saving the environment is huge, and when you’re on vacation…why not try to do your part? Reusable straws (Mickey-style of course), drink containers (like Swell Water Bottles) and anything else that you could think of…it’s a great time to think about being proactive and ecologically friendly at the same time.

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Where Can You Order Snacks Online

Orlando has plenty of options to do grocery orders, including:

When you are placing an order for a Disney trip, make sure that you’re putting the resort as your shipping address and have your name in the secondary address line as “guest-yourname”. When the order arrives, it’ll be sorted by hotel staff and will be available for when you arrive. Please note that some hotels do charge a handling fee, but there are still some that don’t.

We do have a list of the things to buy online before your vacation, so if you want more ideas…check it out!

Hope this helps with your trip planning! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via social media.

The Best Snacks to Pack for a Disney Day
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Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at

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