Hey y’all! I know it’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from us, but we woke up to some really big announcements for Disneyland and Walt Disney World and just had to share.
First up, the one that people are arguably the most excited about: No Smoking Inside The Parks. Yep, effective May 1, 2019, Disney Parks will be 100% smoke free… and by Disney Parks I mean: Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. No smoking permitted inside any of these locations. At all.
There will still be designated smoking areas outside all theme and water parks. There will also still be designated smoking areas at Disney Resort hotels and
Downtown Disney Disney Springs.
The next big change is stroller sizing restrictions. I’m actually not sure what the old sizing guideline was, or if they even had one, but effective May 1, 2019, strollers will be required to be 31″ (79cm) wide by 52″ (132cm) long, or smaller. I haven’t really gone around measuring strollers and my sense of sizing is notoriously off, but that does seem like it is still a pretty generous stroller allowance. Disney says that most single and double strollers fit within this sizing, so most people probably won’t be affected.
Speaking of strollers, Disney has reiterated that wagons are not permitted in the parks. That’s not a new rule. They are saying, however, that effective May 1, 2019, stroller wagons will not be allowed either. The general rule I’ve always heard in the past is that wagons you pull behind you are not allowed, but wagons you can push are allowed. It appears that has now changed, and even Keenz stroller wagons are now banned – but people are still reaching out to Disney for official clarification. I’ll let y’all know!
The final change is one that has the interwebz scratching their collective heads: loose and dry ice is not permitted in the parks. Disney’s explanation is that this will help the security checkpoints and make it both easier and faster to enter the parks. I’ve also seen speculation that loose ice is a slipping hazard if it falls out of a cooler and starts to melt on the walkways.
Ice in your cup or bottle is still permitted… providing, of course, that the other contents of your cup are allowed into the parks (ie no alcohol).