When the Animal Kingdom opened, Disney banned plastic straws from the park. They didn’t want to take a chance that one of these potential hazards might find its way into an animal enclosure. Last month, Disney modified this policy. It is now possible to get a straw at the Animal Kingdom, but instead of plastic, these straws are made out of cardboard. I’m assuming that the experts have concluded that the cardboard straws pose a lesser threat to the animals.