You better check your packing list, friends, because airport security is checking out your merch from a galaxy far, far away.
You may remember us asking TSA — the Transportation Security Administration — in May about whether or not Galaxy’s Edge-built light sabers would be allowed on flights (they are). Well we’ve got some news about something that suddenly — and surprisingly — ISN’T allowed to fly.
The collectible Galaxy’s Edge Thermal Detonator Coke Bottles have been banned from checked and carry-on bags according to a tweet from TSA that states “Replica or inert explosives aren’t allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.”
The specially created bottles look like small thermal detonator grenades, ready for use by rebel spies and bounty hunters alike.
Despite the Star Wars Aurebesh language, imitation of Coke product logos, and the use of the color schemes from the sodas to differ from realistic grenades, TSA is worried taking these through security could create concern that they are actual weapons.
So, although Disney and Coca-Cola patented the design of these bottles (and they look super cool tbh), you’ll have to leave the souvenirs back in Batuu if you need to catch a flight.
Interestingly, DFB team members have been able to fly their coke bottles home from Batuu previously, so we’re not sure if this is not being fully enforced or if it’s a new rule from TSA.
UPDATED INFO! According to Orlando Sentinel, “TSA is reviewing its policies over whether passengers who visit Disney’s Star Wars-themed land can bring home their thermal detonator-shaped soda cans in their luggage.” “When contacted Wednesday, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, which handles security at airports, would not definitely say whether the soda cans are banned from carry-on or checked bags.”
We will continue to keep you posted as more information unfolds!
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