Disney is all set to open its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Park on Thursday the 29th of August in Orlando in Florida. Meanwhile, TSA is cracking down upon one of its most fancied USD 5 Coke bottles which the traveler wishes to take along.
There are around 1000 unique items that the visitors can buy at the Galaxy’s Edge. Amongst them, the most popular and the cheapest are the soft drink bottles (Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite) stylized to fit in the world on Batuu. The soft drink bottles look like the reminiscent of thermal detonators from the Star Wars movie. They also feature the name of the brand on the bottles in the fictional Aurebesh language in Star Wars.
The fans were attracted to these bottles even before the California iteration of Galaxy’s Edge opened in May. Many visitors have bought the bottles home and made a collection. But unfortunately, the Transport Security Agency has banned the bottles from flights, since they appear like explosives.
This was found through a tweet after a traveler tweeted at the official TSA account, asking if the dodgy souvenirs will be allowed on the plane packed in suitcases. TSA responded that those bottles aren’t allowed on board no how they are packed.
Fans looked for loopholes and asked if the bottles will be allowed if their caps removed. But in its tweet, the TSA clarified, “Even with a normal bottle cap, this item is still considered a replica and is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags”. The tweet further read that if the 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.
Looks like fans have to probably visit the post office and send the bottles home via post if they wish to keep the bottles.