Disney’s ‘Detonator’ Bottle Has To Be Far, Far Away As It Is Banned On Flights
By Izza Sofia, 29 Aug 2019
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed Coca-Cola bottles from being brought onto flights.
Disneyland recently welcomed the public to its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park, where guests are able to bag home some souvenirs such as a US$200 lightsaber, a ‘Chewbacca’ backpack and special soda bottles containing Coca-Cola, Diet Coke or Sprite.
The bottles were created to look like thermal detonators or droids. A Disney executive described that they were made to look like “fictional explosive [devices]” from Return of the Jedi, while Scott Trowbridge, the lead Imagineer working on the theme park project, mentioned that the packaging looked “kind of thermal detonator-ish.”
Retailing for US$5.49 per bottle, Disney is hoping the low price point will draw in profits, but TSA’s new policy will likely hinder this goal.
TSA has stated that the bottles will not be allowed in checked or carry-on bags. It even clarifies that it will not take in the packaging even with the lids removed.
“Replica and inert explosives aren’t allowed,” TSA explains on Twitter.
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 believe it's real, the item will be treated as such until advised otherwise by law enforcement.— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 28, 2019
[via CNN, opening image via Coca-Cola Company]
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