There have been several announcements made this week regarding new rules and regulations that are going into effect at both Disney World and Disneyland Parks. These regulation include banning smoking from inside the parks, stroller limitations, and bringing ice into the parks. Let’s dig into more details below.
Starting May 1st a new smoking policy banning smoking is being put in place at both Disneyland and Disney World theme parks, Downtown Disney in California, water parks, and ESPN Wide World. If you are going to the Disney Parks there will be smoking areas provided near the entrance of the parks, as well as designated areas at the hotels if you are staying on property.
Also starting May 1 new regulations around stroller sizes are being put into place. Strollers are to be no bigger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long. Wagons are not permitted and stroller wagons will not be permitted as of May 1st as well. Stroller rentals are available at all parks.
Starting immediately you are no longer allowed to bring loose or dry ice into the parks. If you are bringing a cooler that requires ice it is suggested that you use reusable ice packs.
I for one am glad to see smoking being removed from the parks. Nothing ruins the magic like accidently walking through a cloud of cigarette smoke. I can also understand the stroller size restrictions as it can be difficult to navigate the strollers. As far as the ice I don’t really have an opinion. It’s just ice. I am surprised to find out dry ice was allowed in the first place to be honest. What are your thoughts on these new rules? Let me know in the comments!