Loose Ice and Dry Ice no longer permitted into the theme parks at Walt Disney World

Mar 28, 2019 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Thursday March 28, 2019 9:49am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Beginning March 28 2019, loose or dry ice is no longer permitted in the Walt Disney World theme parks.

As an alternative, Disney suggests using re-useable ice packs. Complimentary cups of ice are also available at Food & Beverage locations inside the parks if needed.

This latest policy changes come alongside other changes that will begin on May1, which include restrictions on stroller sizes and a ban on smoking within the Walt Disney World parks.

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larryzApr 13, 2019

If you drive, you can throw this in the trunk...

JanirApr 12, 2019

Works good if you have a real fridge to freeze them with. Not so well with the dorm fridges in Studios.

JanirApr 12, 2019

I'll get 1 qt bags and try to play it safe. Maybe I'll get luck by Aug and this will be sorted out.

Missing20KApr 12, 2019

To Flint.

DisneyNeighborApr 12, 2019

This works great! We did this when the kids were little. 6 - 8 frozen bottles of water lasted most of the day. Plus it provided them cooling inside the stroller!

LensmanApr 04, 2019

I'm not sure what your point is. Could you clarify? Are you saying that the water out of the WDW doesn't taste objectionable? Or are you saying that "gross" implies unsafe for drinking? BTW, I did find one report that Florida has the second most violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act of any state. Only Texas was worse. And sadly, Florida did worse than New Jersey. Having lived in all three states, I have to say that, though I am mostly sure my drinking water is safe, it was never good-tasting. We did get many more boil-water alerts in New Jersey (one or two every year) than in Florida or Texas, but that is probably more to do with aging infrastructure than source water contamination. Also, what does this have to do with environmentalism? And are you using environmentalist as an insult? Lol Hope your day gets better, as you seem to be in a worse mood than you usually are. Is everything ok with you? @The Mom, I grew up in Hawaii and the tap water there spoiled me for life. Hated the taste of tap water in California, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Jersey. The only three places I thought had decent tap water were San Francisco, Boston, and New York City. Note: It's crazy but you don't even have to travel to a third world country to find tap water that's unsafe to drink. I was astounded that tap water in Beijing and Shanghai was unsafe to drink. I will say that one thing it changes is that I didn't have any iced drinks while I was there.

The MomApr 04, 2019

I grew up in an area that had wonderful tasting tap water. I've lived in FL for almost 40 years now, and the water is gross. Or perhaps I should have been more specific - it tastes bad, IMO. So I have a filter on my fridge, and bring flavoring if I'm going to fill a water bottle. And, I have been to 3rd world countries - have my shot record to prove it.

HakunamatataApr 03, 2019

olie64Apr 03, 2019

To soon?

MisterPenguinApr 03, 2019

Go to Flint, Michigan.

RollerCoasterApr 03, 2019

The water that comes out of the water fountains is not gross. I grew up in the era when everyone drank out of water fountains instead of toting coolers and bottled water to the parks. I still drink the water out of the fountains and it is not gross. This is the United States of America and the water that comes out of our faucets is not gross. Go to a undeveloped, third world country and you'll get an education on what is gross! Too many of you are weak! I also suspect that many of you that bring along your ice, coolers, and disposable plastic bottles also claim you're so-called environmentalist too.

The MomApr 03, 2019

You edited out the part of my post where I identified the person answering the question, Lisa Mendillo. She is communications manager at WDW. I don't think she is making anything up.

MisterPenguinApr 03, 2019

That's what the answers on the Disney Park Blog says. Although, it should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway... the bags of ice should contain just ice. Don't stick, say, candy bars, in the bag with the ice because then you have the problem of security having to stick their hand in it. The bags should be such that a quick look-over reveals it's just ice. So, I'd go with several smaller zip bags rather than one big one.

ThatMouseApr 03, 2019

OK I get it now. Someone in security is calling the problem "loose ice" which is the situation where they have to stick their hand in a cooler to check for booze and guns. So the term "loose ice" stuck all the way down to the copy. No one in the real world knows what the heck "loose ice" means. Even the Disney Mom's are making stuff up, uh I dunno, 1 gallon size bags should be ok?