Disney bans smoking inside its Orlando, California theme parks starting May 1


  • Photo via Disney
Disney is banning smoking areas inside its Orlando and California theme parks starting May 1.

Smoking areas will also be removed from the company's water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Downtown Disney in California, according to the announcement.

New designated smoking areas will be available outside the theme park entrances and at Disney Springs in Orlando. Smoking areas will also be available at Disney Resort hotels for guests who have room or dining reservations.

Disney says it is also banning loose or dry ice, as well as stroller wagons. The only strollers permitted will be those no larger than 31 inches wide and 52 inches long or smaller, the announcement says.

"These updates are designed to help guest flow and ease congestion, making the parks more enjoyable for everyone," the company says.

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.