Earlier this week, Disney announced new policies for their Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts in the US, which will be effective from May 1. As noted by Disney Parks Blog, these new policies encompass smoking, large strollers, wagons and loose/dry ice at the parks.
From May 1, smoking areas will be banned from both parks and additional areas. In Disneyland Resorts, there will no longer be smoking areas available in the theme parks, the Esplanade or the Downtown Disney District.
Over in Walt Disney World, there will no longer be any smoking areas in the theme parks, water parks or ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, however, guests will be able to use designated smoking areas outside of the park in addition to at Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs.
Large strollers are also prohibited, and all strollers brought into the parks from May 1 will need to be 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long or smaller. If you’re unsure about the size of your stroller, you are able to rent one whilst you’re in the parks.
Wagons are already not permitted in the parks however, from May 1 you will no longer be able to bring in stroller wagons either.
According to the new regulations, loose and dry ice will no longer be permitted in the parks “in order to improve guest flow, ease congestion and streamline the bag-check and entry processes.” Reusable ice parks are acceptable, and guests can also visit Quick-Service locations and ask for complimentary cups of ice.
For more information, check out the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World FAQs.
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