Specialty Coke, Sprite and Dasani bottles in the shape of "thermal detonators" are being sold at the Florida theme park, and the fictional weapons vaguely resemble grenades.
As such, the Transportation Security Administration has taken notice and reminded travellers that "replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags."
The TSA directly replied to a Twitter user who shared a photo of the unique pop bottles and asked if they could be brought home in a suitcase.
Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 13, 2019
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.— AskTSA (@AskTSA) August 28, 2019
The TSA's response was met with scrutiny by a number of Star Wars fans, who pointed out that the bottles may be replicas, but they are replicas of a fictional weapon.
This is absurd. Furthermore they do not actually look like the explosive in the movie. Also. Thermal detonators are not real.— Tara Elizabeth Grieb (@TaraGrieb) August 28, 2019
BUT...it's not a replica explosive - it's a replica movie prop! 🤦♂️— Ernst (@ernst2k) August 28, 2019
So toy lightsabers are banned too? I mean, they could burn through the bottom if someone uses their imagination. Wait... is imagination banned too?— KingLouisII (@King_Louis_II) August 28, 2019
Can I travel with this packet of replica santa grenades in december? pic.twitter.com/09VZOn7Bfv— The Hopfot (@Hopfot) August 28, 2019
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has similar rules, specifically that "replica illegal weapons" and "replica firearms" are not allowed in luggage — so we wouldn't recommend trying to bring back the pop bottles to Canada either.