Disney is making a lot of changes to some of the things guests can and can’t do in the coming weeks. There’s a new report that says the theme park giant has just banned smoking, big strollers, and even ice from their multiple parks.
Disney wants to ban all guests from smoking on its premise beginning May 1. Right now there are designated smoking areas throughout the theme parks, but officials are looking to eliminate them to make more kid-friendly spaces. They also want to lower the chances that children will breathe in secondhand smoke.
Before visiting the theme parks, parents will now have to pay attention to what kind of strollers they rent for their Walt Disney World vacations. That’s because strollers wider than 31 inches won’t be allowed in. Currently, strollers that are as wide as 36 inches are permitted. The maximum length of strollers that can be brought in to the park will remain at 52 inches.
With this change, Disney is hoping to make it easier for parents and guests to navigate the sidewalks with a little more ease. Anyone who has ever visited the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the peak spring break and summer seasons will know just how hard it is trying to maneuver an extra-large stroller through the large crowds.
Also, there will also be a ban on loose and dry ice. Even though coolers are allowed inside Disney’s parks, the company will now encourage guests to bring reusable ice packs to keep their coolers at the right temperature.
One of the reasons why the Disney corporation is making so many changes is because they want to make sure that visiting the Happiest Place on Earth continues to be just that for the millions of guests who vacation in both Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Walt Disney World has been named as the number one theme park in the world and in North America by attendance year after year. About 52,000 guests visit the Magic Kingdom each day, with a total of 19 million guests per year.