You Cannot Travel to Disney World With These Items, According to TSA

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With the holiday season in full swing, Walt Disney World Resort is starting to see a massive influx of travel. But be sure to know what you can and cannot bring on a plane while flying.

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Disney World is a popular spot that many visits to celebrate the Christmas season as many kids are off school through to the New Year, and many parents have extra days off around the holiday season. Because of this, it makes the idea of traveling much easier, and we see a big influx of crowds at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

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We have already begun discussing how the crowds are already here, but as we approach Christmas at the end of this week, we will surely only continue to see more Guests travel in so that they can spend both Christmas and New Year’s Eve here at Disney! Many of them will also bring presents with them so that gifts can still be unwrapped on Christmas morning.

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But with all of these extra goodies, TSA wants to be sure that anyone traveling this holiday season is aware of what they are allowed to travel with! People noted:

Solid items like fruitcake, cookies, cake, pies, chocolates, and candy canes have the green light, along with spices, fruit and nut baskets, and frozen or cooked ham.

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But there are some no-nos!

TSA advises, “If you can spill it, spread it, spray it, pump it or pour it, and it’s larger than 3.4 ounces, then it should go in a checked bag.”

This includes holiday drink staples like egg nog, sparkling apple cider, champagne, and wine, along with cranberry sauce (homemade or store-bought), preserves, jams and jellies, and maple syrup.

TSA notes that since many food items need additional security screening, it’s best to take them out of a carry-on bag and put them in a bin for a smoother checkpoint experience. For those who need to keep food cold while traveling, ice packs are allowed to go through checkpoints, “but they must be frozen solid and not melted when they go through security screening,” TSA says.

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It is also important that any wrapped gifts do not contain any of these items, as that would cause TSA to have to unwrap the gift and ruin all of your lovely wrapping work! Interestingly enough, if you are looking to gift a snow globe, be sure only to bring one that is smaller than a tennis ball!

Traveling to Disney World is a little trickier now than it was prior to the pandemic, as there are countries with travel bans due to the ongoing Omicron variant of COVID-19. Plus, international travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their flight to board, which adds another thing to add to your travel list of things to do.

What have you been denied to bring on a plane when visiting Disney World? Let us know in the comments below! 

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!


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