Disney announced today that beginning May 1, 2019, “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.
This means that the smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or other products that produce a vapor or smoke (vaping) is allowed only in designated areas. These outdoor smoking areas will be available outside the entrances of Disney’s domestic theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District as well as at Disney Springs in Florida.
For guests who have room or dining reservations, smoking areas are also available at Disney Resort hotels. Request location information upon check-in.
Note that this policy includes smoking in any Disney hotel rooms, on patios or balconies.
If you’re found to have been smoking in your Disney hotel room or on the balcony or patio, a US $250 to US $500 room recovery fee plus tax (based on the Disney Resort hotel and room type) will be charged to cover the costs of cleaning and restoring the room to a smoke-free condition.
Disney says that this change of policy is to “provide a more enjoyable experience for everyone who visits.”
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