(KGTV) - Some new rules are now in effect at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California.
Starting May 1, 2019, smoking areas will not be available inside Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. The no-smoking rule also applies to Downtown Disney in Anaheim, Walt Disney World, Disney water parks and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
Disney officials said there will be some designated smoking areas just outside of the entrances to the theme parks and the other areas listed. Smoking areas are also available for guests who have room or dining reservations at a Disney Resort hotel.
Strollers are very important for a family headed to Disneyland for the day. They can serve as a napping area, a way to store all of your stuff and a spot for the little ones to rest their legs while you're making your rounds on the Disneyland property. Starting May 1, 2019, the guidelines for stroller sizes are changing and strollers can't be any bigger than 31 inches wide and 52 inches long. Many strollers sold today, even the double jogging strollers, fit within these guidelines.
For example, the BOB Revolution Flex stroller is 25.4 inches wide and 43 inches long, and the Revolution Flex Duallie (double stroller) is 30.5 inches wide and 45 inches long.
Wagons are not permitted in the parks, but as of May 1, 2019, stroller wagons will also no longer be allowed. Disney Parks Blog says this will help ease congestion to make the parks more enjoyable for everyone.
And as always, you can rent a single or double stroller during your time at the parks.
If you bring a cooler to store snacks and drinks for your day at the parks, loose or dry ice are no longer permitted. Disney Parks Blog suggests keeping your snacks and drinks cool with reusable ice packs instead. You can also visit any Quick-Service location for complimentary cups of ice for your cooler. Even better, you can always request complimentary cups of ice water to stay hydrated while moving through the parks.
To learn more about the rules and new regulations, click here.
The rule changes come weeks ahead of the highly-anticipated opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is considered the biggest expansion in Disneyland Park’s history.
Galaxy’s Edge opens to Disneyland visitors on May 31, but those interested in accessing the new area can make an online reservation on May 2.
One thing guests should know: Disney is placing a 4-hour limit on visits to the new Star Wars-themed land.