Starting May 1st, Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks will have new rules and policies pertaining to smoking zones, strollers, and more!
Announced on March 28th, the Disney American parks, both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, will see major policy changes taking into effect May 1st, 2019. When planning, be sure to take a moment to look at the rules for each destination, which are easily available on DisneyWorld.com/Rules and Disneyland.com/Rules websites. We will be highlighting some of these changes in this article, including new Smoking, Strollers, Strolley Wagons, and Ice policies.
Starting May 1st, Walt Disney World and Disneyland parks will be 100% smoke-free, removing the designated smoking areas. This includes the theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Downtown Disney in California, as part of the smoke-free initiative.
TIP: Designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances of the areas listed above and at Disney Springs in Florida. For guests who have room or dining reservations, smoking areas are also available at Disney Resort hotels.
Disney Parks understands the importance of the stroller, especially for families with little ones. This new policy, taking effect May 1st, asks park guests to limit the size of their strollers to no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long. As it turns out, many strollers on the market mee the dimensional requirements.
Also, beginning May 1, all wagons will not be permitted at the Disney parks. This includes stroller wagons. These new policies are meant to ease congestion and for park guests to have a more enjoyable time.
TIP: The smaller your stroller, the easier it is to navigate and maneuver the parks. “My number one go-to is renting a stroller from Disney,” explains Disney Parks Moms Panelist Tabitha. “At Walt Disney World Resort, you can rent a single or double stroller once you arrive, and they can be rented each day or you can choose a Length of Stay Rental.” While Walt Disney World already offers a double stroller rental, Disneyland Resort will soon offer one too!
As of today, March 28th, it is important to know that loose or dry ice are no longer permitted in the parks.
TIP: Disney Parks recommend guests keep your items frosty with reusable ice packs instead. “You can visit any Quick-Service location for complimentary cups of ice for your cooler (you can also request complimentary cups of ice water to stay hydrated!),” recommends Disney Parks Moms Panelist Linda.
Keep an eye on the new policy changes before attending the Disney Parks on your next visit, and you’ll have a magical time at the Happiest Place on Earth! Make sure to visit TLEV Media for more information on other changes and park updates as they come.