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Are Umbrellas Allowed Into Disney World? | Explained

Every theme park has its own rules of what you can or can't bring, and it can get a little overwhelming trying figure it out while also trying to plan your vacation.

In this page, we cover whether umbrellas are allowed at Disney World.

Are Umbrellas Allowed in Disney World?

Visitors are able to bring umbrellas into Disney World. This is a huge relief for guests, as Florida is known for having clear and sunny weather in one moment, and a full thunderstorm only a few minutes later.

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However, guests will want to take their umbrellas out of their bag when they're going through the security screening to enter the park.

Part of the security screening includes going through a metal detector, and it's possible that an umbrella could set it off.

Visitors are also able to bring backpacks into Disney World.

Consider Bringing a Poncho

Anytime that it rains at a Florida theme park, you'll immediately see experienced visitors wearing ponchos throughout the park.

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The reason that a poncho is better than an umbrella at a theme park is that it's very lightweight and can fit virtually anywhere when it is folded up.

It can also go over your bag/backpack which is something that umbrellas don't do, unless you're carrying your backpack in front of you.

When you consider the wind that comes along with a Florida thunderstorm (the rain can come from different angles due to the wind), you can risk you belongings also getting wet.

This unisex, lightweight reusable poncho has worked wonders over the years at dozens of theme parks.


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If you bring an umbrella, it's bulkier and you may need to store it in lockers throughout your day, and you might not even use it in the event that it doesn't rain.

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