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#1 Peanut

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Just wondering if anyone has been able to get waterbottles and snacks (maybe a sandwich or 4) into Dreamworld & Whitewater World?  It says on the website that no food or drinks may be brought in, do they check your bags?  I never travel anywhere without at least waterbottles for my kids...   unsure.gif

#2 Mamma_mia

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

We took sandwiches into Sea World last week, and water - they didn't check. I didn't know you couldn't take them into those places. Not sure about Dreamworld, sorry. DH insisted on the sandwiches as he remembered how ridiculously expensive the food was there last time. Good luck and have fun! original.gif

#3 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Most of the time they don't seem to bother to check.  We've been checked once, said two people were coeliac and it was not a problem.

#4 blackcat20

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Took a bag full of drinks and sangas...no one asked or checked.

Edited by blackcat20, 04 January 2013 - 04:54 PM.


#5 76 others

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Can you just say you guys have dietary restrictions?

#6 Kalota

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Wow, I didn't even know you weren't allowed to take food or drink in! Last time I went we took rolls and drink bottles in our backpack, no one even checked. Maybe just stuff them at the bottom of your backpack/bag just in case someone checks original.gif

#7 The Old Feral

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Yep, this was in the September school holidays. No dramas at all.  The food on offer in the parks is really foul.

#8 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

We go to the other parks - Seaworld and Movieworld regularly,  and nearly always bring food for the kids.

I don't think they mind so much if you've got younger children.  We just keep all the food under the pram, or in a backpack.

I'm a sucker for a greasy theme park burger sometimes though too.

#9 Peanut

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

That's good to know, thanks guys!  original.gif



#10 whatnamenow

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

or get a pass out and have a carpark picnic..... Pack an esky full of yummy's in the boot...

#11 Peanut

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

Good point, Charlottesmum04!   biggrin.gif

#12 skylark

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

I've never been asked / checked re: food or drink when I've been with my son (and we live on the goldy so go to all the parks pretty regularly), but have been asked when I went with my husband only.  I think they are definitely easier-going when there are kids involved.

#13 Frau Farbissina

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

We recently went to Sea world - I wish we'd packed lunch! We had some snacks and water but bought lunch and extras - below average quality. We weren't checked, I didn't even notice any signs up saying you couldn't bring your own in.

I think you'd be pretty safe to take your own food.

#14 bubba boo

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

We've had yearly passes for a few years now and always brought along our own snacks drinks.no problems.

#15 Crinkle cut

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

We always take our own no problems, and have also done the car-park picnics.

#16 gmc88

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

We went to Dreamworld this week and took a few snacks, highly recommended given the cost.
I will say though I felt it pointless taking bottles of water, they were warm after about half an hour and then we spent anywhere between $3-$5.50 per drink!!
I did see one guy with one of those kid type pull along wagons with an Eski in it, don't know how he did it but I was like damn what a good idea lol.
ETA The cost per drink was worth it given the heat!

Edited by gmc88, 04 January 2013 - 05:35 PM.


#17 Julie-Anne

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

We were @ Dreamworld 2 weeks ago 3 days in a row and were only asked on the last day when we went through the Whitewater World gate instead if we had food/snacks in our backpack.

I think it's luck of the draw!

#18 Peanut

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Hmm, so we'll take our own food/drinks  and if asked, use the food allergy excuse (with apologies to those of you who have food allergies for using it in vain)!  wink.gif

#19 wildflowers

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

The only theme park that ever checked my bag was Movieworld, it was ridiculous, first we had to line up for ages, then they had all these gung ho security guys checking everyone's bags.  It was after a few terrorist attacks overseas so I asked them if they wanted to dissect the toddler snacks I had.  I think they have stopped that now.  Dreamworlds have never asked if we had our own food or drinks.

#20 *Lib*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

I've never been checked at dreamworld. White water world checked an eskie when we went on Sunday but they didn't ask to see in my bag.

Wet n Wild check. A lot.

Edited by *Lib*, 04 January 2013 - 09:11 PM.


#21 Therese

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

We have never had our bags checked at any of the theme parks.

#22 Little Bo Peep

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

From the whitewater world website - FAQ

Can we bring our own food & drinks in the park?
Guests are welcome to bring picnics and home packed lunches into WhiteWater World however, commercially prepared food is not permitted. Alcohol can not be brought into the park. For safety reasons, glassware is strictly prohibited.

I couldn't find anything on the dreamworld site.

From the whitewater world website - FAQ

Can we bring our own food & drinks in the park?
Guests are welcome to bring picnics and home packed lunches into WhiteWater World however, commercially prepared food is not permitted. Alcohol can not be brought into the park. For safety reasons, glassware is strictly prohibited.

I couldn't find anything on the dreamworld site.

#23 Muthabear

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

We were checked at wet n wild but that was for glass, we had food in a cooler bag which they were ok with.

#24 Silver Girl

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Are there many healthy options available to buy at the parks?

#25 Holidayromp

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Yes we have done it.  They do not check bags.  However it is PITA dragging bags of food around all day so what DH did was ask for a passout and he went and collected the lunch.  We were discreet about it and we were not the only ones.

The food there is very expensive and you need to queue for ages to eat.  Apart from having food you like it meant you could eat and get on with the day so whilst everyone else was spending ages in queues we just got on with it.






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