Disney Announces Policy Changes for Parks: A Must Read for Your Next Trip

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Details Provided by Disney Destinations – March 27, 2019

With so many exciting new offerings coming to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in 2019 and beyond, there is so much to look forward to as you plan your next visit. When planning, be sure to take a moment to check out the latest rules for each destination.

Disney updates these rules from time to time and they have announced 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, Disney is adjusting their 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 parksBeginning 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 you arrive, and they can be rented each day. Or, you can choose a Length of Stay Rental, which will save you time and money. While Walt Disney World already offers a double stroller rental, Disneyland Resort will soon offer one too.

Note for guests who have booked through me: I can still order a stroller on your behalf and have it delivered to your resort before arrival and picked up after departure. The strollers from the vendor I use still fit into the size requirements — both for single and double strollers.


Also beginning May 1, 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.

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 theme park or water park adventures, it’s important to know that loose or dry ice are no longer permitted.

TIP: Disney is recommending that guests use re-useable ice packs instead. Complimentary cups of ice are still alwaysavailable at Food & Beverage locations inside the parks if needed.

If you would like to see the full list of park rules, they can be found at DisneyWorld.com/Rules and Disneyland.com/Rules.

Need help planning your trip? My services are FREE to my guests. Contact me today at Brenda@pixievacations.com.

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