New Policies at Walt Disney Parks starting May 1st, 2019

Disney has announced some major adjustments in park policies including eliminating smoking areas within the parks, adjustments to approved strollers and restricting loose ice use.


All Disney parks will now be smoke free. 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.

Designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances of 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.


As if the whole stroller debates across the internet have not been heated enough, Disney has just thrown a major wrench

Guidelines on stroller sizes will be adjusted, requiring them to be no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long. Disney will also begin strictly enforcing their “no wagons” policy.  Beginning May 1, stroller wagons will also no longer be permitted. 

So the big question is, will the Keenz stroller wagon be banned? Disney’s policy has always banned pulled wagons but they have been allowing push wagon strollers that are within their size requirements.


Starting TODAY! Loose ice or dry ice is no longer allowed in coolers or cooler bags brought into the parks for storing drinks or snacks. Reusable ice packs are recommended.

Waiting for some clarification it see if loose ice in Ziplock bags will be allowed. Thinking, not, be we will see.

For additional information on Disney policy you can visit the FAQ pages at


Please share this post. I would hate for anyone to get to Disney and not be aware of these policy changes.

4 Real Disney Mom

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