It seems the rumors of change are true.
This morning, Disney Parks Blog released an update regarding new park rules for Walt Disney World and Disneyland in regards to smoking, strollers and loose ice in coolers. The following goes into effect on May 1st, 2019, except for the loose ice restrictions. That goes into effect immediately.
per Disney: 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 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.
per Disney: Beginning May 1, we are adjusting our guidelines on stroller sizes, which will require them to be no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long. The good news – many 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 parks. Beginning 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.
What does this mean for the popular Keenz 7S? Main Street Strollers is working with Disney on clarification and has posted this update on Facebook:
per Disney: Beginning today(3/38/19), 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 in our parks.
TIP: We recommend you keep your items frosty with re-useable ice packs instead.