Disney bans on smoking, vaping and large strollers begin at theme parks May 1

Disney announced that starting May 1, smoking and certain large strollers will no longer be allowed inside Florida and California Disney parks, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Downtown Disney.

Designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances and at Disney Springs, which features more than 150 shops and restaurants.

Large-scale stroller wagons, which were previously permitted, will no longer be allowed into Disneyland and Disney World theme parks. Only strollers that are 31” inches wide and 52” inches long or smaller will be allowed inside Disneyland and Disney World.

With packed crowds year-round and even more guests expected to visit Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this summer, it’s a shift that could make travel more difficult, but will undoubtedly improve crowd flow within Disney theme parks.

One last new rule: If you’re bringing a cooler to the parks, loose or dry ice isn’t allowed anymore. Use reusable ice packs or visit a park’s Quick-Service location for free cups of ice.

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