TSA bans Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ‘thermal detonator’ Coke bottles

in Disney News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

(CNN) – To commemorate your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you can bring home a $200 lightsaber, a Chewbacca backpack, or a puppet Porg. But you’ll have to leave your intergalactic soda far, far away.

In response to a question, the TSA indicated on Twitter that Star Wars-themed Coke bottles are banned from checked and carry-on luggage, saying, “Replica and inert explosives aren’t allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.”

The bottles, which are for sale exclusively inside Star Wars lands in Anaheim and Orlando, are shaped like small orbs that resemble either a droid or a thermal detonator, depending on your point of view.

According to one Disney executive, it looks more like the fictional explosive device featured in “Return of the Jedi.” Scott Trowbridge, the lead Imagineer on the Galaxy’s Edge project, said the design of the bottle looked “cool, kind of thermal detonator-ish” on a panel earlier this year.

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