Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Coke Bottles Get Slapped With A TSA Ban

If you visit the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge section of Disneyland (or soon, Disney World), you'll probably want to grab a souvenir to take home. The specially-designed Coke bottles — which are made to look like a thermal detonator — would be perfect, especially as either Galaxy's Edge location is literally the only place you can get one. And they're even relatively cheap, by Disney standards anyway, at only $5 each. 

However, you'll have to make alternate travel plans for your bottles because you won't be able to take them home with you on a plane. Why? Because they look like bombs — even though the bombs they resemble are completely fictional, and also, it's actually just a soda bottle. CNBC reports that TSA has put the hammer down on boarding a flight with these super-cute collectibles because they're considered replica explosives. 

And it's not just carry-on, either. A Twitter user got a definite answer after posting an image of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Coke bottles and asking @AskTSA, "I know these look dodgy, but can they be packed in suitcase? Thanks." The reply from TSA couldn't be more clear. "Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags," they wrote. 

They also noted that you also cannot get around this rule and remove the bottle's distinct cap. They continued, "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."

If you fancy one of these Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Coke bottles and envision one as part of your home decor (or plan to refashion one into a Christmas ornament, which is actually a really cool idea), you'll have to pack it up and visit a post office to ship it home. If you try to stash one of these soda bottles in your luggage, or plan to keep one with you in your carry-on, you're not only risking having it thrown away, but experiencing an even more serious problem if the TSA agent who spies it thinks, for some reason, it's a real explosive.