(KGTV) — As Disney World prepares to welcome visitors to a galaxy far, far away, TSA officials are warning travelers to leave the thermal detonator sodas at the park.
One of the most popular "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" products are Coca-Cola bottles, fashioned after the films' thermal detonators to look like a galactic grenade with alien writing on the front. (Guests are able to tell which is regular Coke, Diet Coke, or Sprite.)
But that's not going to fly with TSA agents.
A Twitter user asked the Transportation Security Administration's "AskTSA" account what the rules are to travel with the products. According to TSA, the bottles are considered replicas and will be treated as such.
"Even [with] a normal bottle cap or opened, this item is still considered a replica & is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. If our officers discover a replica item during screening & believes it's real, the item will be treated as such until advised otherwise by law enforcement," TSA wrote.
Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 13, 2019
Even with a normal bottle cap, this item is still considered a replica and is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. If our officers discover a replica item during screening and believes it's real, the item will be treated as such until advised otherwise by law enforcement.— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 28, 2019
TSA says the Coke bottles can be mistaken under the X-ray machine travelers place their belongings through, or by agents inspecting checked luggage. For that reason, the agency says it won't allow them to avoid any concerns.
Soda bottles must already be 3.4 ounces or less to be packed in carry-on luggage, as well, or be packed in checked bags.
But for Disneyland and Disney World visitors, not everything "Galaxy's Edge" is off limits. Droids can be packed in carry-on with other electronic devices, but must be removed when placed through X-ray screening. Lightsabers are also allowed in carry-on and checked luggage.
Water bottles from "Galaxy's Edge," which are shaped as normal but still include alien writing, also must abide by TSA's food rules.
Disneyland's "Galaxy's Edge" opened to the public earlier this summer, while Disney World's expansion opens Thursday.