TSA bans collectible soda bottles from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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The specially designed bottles that hold Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
The specially designed bottles that hold Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Sorry, Star Wars fans -- you're going to have to leave your unique soda bottles from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge behind if you're flying home from Disneyland or Walt Disney World.

The TSA said the bottles, some of the more popular collectibles to come out of Disney's newest Star Wars-themed land, are not allowed in carry-on or checked bags because they too closely resemble grenades.

As the Orange County Register first reported, the TSA has tweeted from its AskTSA account several times that soda bottles specially designed for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge are not permitted through security.

"These items may be mistaken for real grenades in the X-ray machine or by a fellow passenger and have the ability to cause the same level of concerns," one of the Tweets explains.

The bottles hold Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite. Their design was unveiled just before the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park in May. The land officially opens in Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios park Thursday, Aug. 29. Disney partnered with Coca-Cola to design the soda-holding orbs to help deepen the immersiveness of Galaxy's Edge.

Toy lightsabers, on the other hand, are still OK to pack, the TSA said. It's a good thing, too. One of the most popular experiences in Galaxy's Edge has been building a custom replica lightsaber for $200. Luckily, the banned soda orbs only cost $5 each.

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