Starting May 1, 2019! Smoking areas are disappearing inside Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks. New designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances in a move Disney hopes will help with guest flow and reduce congestion in its often crowded parks.
At Walt Disney World parks, smoking enforcement will be up to employees, which is similar to how Disney handles it now, said Disney spokeswoman Erica Ettori. Disney doesn’t plan to punish visitors if they are caught breaking the rules. Employees will be expected to politely ask smokers inside the parks to go to the designated area to light up outside the entrance.
The change came as Disney also updated its policies to ban loose or dry ice in coolers to streamline the bag check process and cut down on oversized strollers.
Ice was banned as of Thursday.
“We recommend you keep your items frosty with re-useable ice packs instead,” a Disney blog post said, adding the quick-service restaurants also give out free cups of ice for coolers.
As of May 1, stroller wagons — which are big enough to haul children and visitors’ belongings — are also banned.
“We are adjusting our guidelines on stroller sizes, which will require them to be no larger than 31" (79cm) wide and 52" (132cm) long,” the post said. “The good news – many strollers on the market, including many double jogging strollers, fit within these size guidelines.”
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