Today Disney makes major updates to rules. They are now implementing some changes, including the removal of smoking areas within parks and the adjustment of park policies related to stroller size, wagons and loose ice.
Here are a few tips to help ensure a smooth arrival during your next visit.
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 parks. Beginning 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, you 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, Disneyland Resort will soon offer one too.
Also beginning May 1, smoking areas will no longer be present inside Walt Disney Worldor 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.
Beginning today, if you plan to bring a cooler or cooler bag to store snacks and drinks for
TIP: We recommend you 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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Updated Rules Frequently Asked Questions
Why is smoking no longer allowed at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, water parks and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?
Walt Disney World Resort makes updates from time to time and the removal of smoking areas is intended to provide a more enjoyable experience for everyone who visits.
Are electronic cigarettes and vaping permitted at Walt Disney World Resort?
Smoking and vaping are only permitted in designated smoking areas.
Where can guests smoke?
Beginning May 1, 2019, guests may smoke in designated areas located outside the park entry points and in specified areas at Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs.
Why are you reducing the size of strollers and prohibiting wagons in your theme parks and water parks?
Walt Disney World Resort makes updates from time to time, and the reduction of stroller sizes is intended to ease guest flow and reduce congestion, making the park experience more enjoyable for everyone who visits. Many strollers, including many double jogging strollers, fit within these guidelines.
Are stroller-wagons permitted?
Beginning May 1, 2019, stroller wagons, whether pushed or pulled, will not be permitted at any theme park or water park or at indoor venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
What if my stroller is larger than the size allowed?
Strollers are available for rent at the parks. Guests who have additional questions on the stroller policy may visit Guest Relations for more information.
How do I ensure my stroller falls within the size guidelines?
Beginning May 1, 2019, strollers should be no larger than 31” (79 cm) wide and 52” (132cm) long when measured across the widest and longest points.
Why is loose or dry ice not permitted in your parks?
In order to improve guest flow, ease congestion and streamline the bag-check and entry processes, loose and dry ice is not permitted. Reusable ice packs are recommended.
What happens if I need ice for baby food, medicine, or some other item?
Reusable ice packs are recommended. Cups of ice are available at no charge at Food & Beverage locations.
Where can guests with disabilities find more information on the rule and policy updates?
Meeting the needs of guests with disabilities is extremely important to us. Guests with disabilities who have questions about any of the updates may visit Guest Relations or contact [email protected].
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