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New Policies at Disney Parks Regarding Smoking, Strollers and Ice

Looking for the new policies for Disney parks? Beginning May 1, 2019 oversized strollers will not be allowed in parks, there will be a smoking ban within the parks and already one policy already in effect is that loose ice will not be allowed in parks.

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I’m going to do a bit of “copy and paste” straight from Disney for you, but here’s the TL;DR version: no oversized strollers, no smoking in the parks, and no loose ice, but ice packs are okay.

Strollers

Beginning May 1, we are adjusting our guidelines on stroller sizes, which will require them to be no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long or smaller. The good news – many of the strollers on the market, including many double jogging strollers, fit within these size guidelines. Also, just a reminder that wagons are not permitted in our parksBeginning May 1, stroller wagons will also no longer be permitted. These updates are designed to help guest flow and ease congestion, making the parks more enjoyable for everyone.

TIP: The smaller your stroller, the easier it is to navigate and maneuver the parks. At Walt Disney World Resort, [guests] can rent a single or double stroller once they arrive, and they can be rented each day. Or, they can choose a Length of Stay Rental, which will save them time and money. While Walt Disney World already offers a double stroller rental, DisneylandResort will soon offer one too.

Smoking

Also beginning May 1, smoking areas will no longer be present inside Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex or Downtown Disney in California.

TIP: Designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances to 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.

Ice

Beginning [March 27, 2019], if [guests] plan to bring a cooler or cooler bag to store snacks and drinks for theme park or water park adventures, it’s important to know that loose or dry ice are no longer permitted.

TIP:  We recommend [guests] use re-useable ice packs instead. Complimentary cups of ice are available at Food & Beverage locations inside the parks if needed.”

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