The TSA Cracks Down On ‘Thermal Detonator’ Coke Bottles From Disney’s Star Wars Attraction


Disney is preparing for the release of its newest attraction in Orlando, Florida. The new Star Wars: Galaxy Edge park will boast thousands of collectible items, from chewbacca and yoda, to actual lightsaber replicas that participators will be able to enjoy.

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However, the TSA is cracking down now on one specifically. Its $5 dollar Coca-Cola bottles modeled to take the shape of the infamous thermal detonator. Park-goers will be able to pick them at the Batuu section of the park, however, they will not be able to collect them for the shelves at home, should they be taking a flight home.

And with a great number of people from the Galaxy’s Edge park in California taking their home their thermal detonator collectibles, it is expected that the same will be true for the park in Orlando.

In a tweet made by Ash Best,” I know these look dodgy, but can they be packed in suitcase? Thanks.”

The AskTSA twitter responded,” Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren’t allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.”

So while it is safe to say that taking these $5 collectibles items is a no-go for those intending on flying, there is no restriction on anyone driving.

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However, with fans of the item eager to find some way they could fly away with them, some were keen to ask if removing the cap from the bottle would suffice in making it look like something that won’t blow up.

Apparently though, as we have seen, the fear of a plastic bottle explosive looms over the TSA as they reply, “even with a normal bottle cap, this item is still considered a replica and is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags.” They continued, “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.”