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Taking your own food into theme parks.

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Taking your own food into theme parks.

Can you take your own food into Movie world,Dream world,Seaworld etc. We've been to these theme parks a couple of years ago and had our own food that was fine but was wondering if you can still do that. I know they do a bag search on the way in.

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1. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

They say on their advertising blurbs that you cant but if you have youngsters and take in small amounts of homemade food and nothing stronger than water then you should be okay. They afterall want to empty your purse on junk food and softdrink as part of the experience. Happy eating

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2. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

If they question you, tell them you are Jewish/Muslim and you only eat food that is Kosher/Halal for religious reasons. Just make sure you don't have any ham sandwiches sitting in full view ;-)

That should keep the food police at bay.

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3. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

Good idea. Yeah you're much better off taking your own food in than paying the ridiculous prices they charge for the ridiculously crap food they sell in there! If they try to take your food off you, throw it at them! Though I don't suppose you could expect to be let in once you do that :P So perhaps eva's idea is a much better one..!

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4. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

They've got that one covered. There are halal outlets at sea world and movie world..... not sure about Kosher but I think they probably have nailed that too..

food allergies will let you get a sandwich or two in...

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5. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

Technically you could. We never had anyone ask us. But we travel with young children.

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6. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

We went to Sea world,Movie world,Dream world,White water world we took our lunch no bag checks at any of these theme parks.Did see 1 man with those cooler packs on wheels he got sent back @ movie world .Maybe at peak holiday times they check bags they just want you to spend more money on food as well. $8.00 for a hot dog @ sea world!!! we did buy ice creams $29.00 there was 5 of us.

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7. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

And some of it has to do with 'branding rights', an enormous amount of money is involved to be the only brand of soft drink, flavoured milk, sweet and other items, sold not just at theme parks, but sports venues, on aircraft and heaps other places. And yes that enormous amount of money gets added into the selling price. So home made, plain wrapped etc usually fine.

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8. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

I noticed that Wet n Wild had the strictest no-outside food policy compared to SeaWorld or Movie World.

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9. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

There really shouldn't be too much trouble if you are taking in a few things.

However, it is important to remember that entry passes are now soooooo cheap, they need to recoup their money in other ways (and so they should).

Dont be a scrooge.....buy some overpriced chips and a drink while there. Maybe just take a sandwich or small snack so you do not need to overspend.

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10. Re: Taking your own food into theme parks.

If you have food intolerances you will need to take food in with you; the variety of gluten free, fructose free foods is very limited.

That said if you have one of those combined park passes that enables repeated entry you could simply go out and picnic at your car.

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