Shanghai Disney Resort allows visitors to bring food
Shanghai Disney Resort implemented a new policy on Sept 11, allowing visitors to bring in outside food and beverage into its theme park following an earlier heated dispute.
Andrew Bolstein, Shanghai Disney Resort senior vice president of operations, said guests are now allowed to bring outside food and beverage items into the park for self-consumption, provided that they do not require heating, reheating, processing, refrigeration or temperature control and do not have pungent odors.
Alcoholic beverages, cans and glassware will still be prohibited, with the exception of small baby food jars.
The company said that while guests are welcome to enjoy their own food and beverages at designated picnic areas throughout the park, they must adhere to the city's waste sorting regulations and help maintain a clean and tidy park environment.
The resort introduced the food ban in November 2017 to prohibit any outside food or snacks into the park, only allowing beverages in bottles less than 600 ml.
Visitors complained about the ban and the high dining costs inside the park. In March, a law student sued the resort after being refused entry with snacks.