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What no smoking...no large Strollers??

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So i guess this is it for the smokers!  I personally don't smoke, never have but I kinda think it's unfair to smokers.  I never had an issue with designated smoking areas.  I honestly don't even remember being bothered by smoke since they put in the designated smoking areas.  I do suffer from Asthma and cig smoke really bothers me so for it not to affect me in the parks shows the smoking areas are in quieter areas.  I know fewer and fewer people are smokers these days and Disney is a family place with lots of kids but this one is just not fair in my opinion.  I know i'll get negative feed back but oh well...i'm just voicing my opinion.

Now for the strollers...this one is going to make a lot of people very unhappy...well families with kids.  I saw so many of those stroller wagons last few times i was there and thought those were great but I for one would not want to lug around such a monstrosity in the parks!  But I did think it would be great for Fiz's streaming paraphernalia during EOE SSS!  You can even take turns riding in the wagon!  When i brought strollers back in the day I took the smallest one I had, usually an umbrella stroller.  Didn't even take the big one.  Last January we saw one of the Cinderella Coach strollers wandering through MK...OMG that thing is HUGH and i can't imagine how much it cost to rent it.

And why no loose ice cubes?  Can't for the life of me think of why they wouldn't let you bring those.  I usually freeze a water bottle, it's just easier.  Anybody know why the no cube policy?

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As an ex-smoker I do feel bad for smokers who now have to leave the park to smoke.  Like you I was never bothered by the smoking areas around the parks.  Honestly the most you would get is maybe a whiff as you walked on by.  There are plenty of whiffs I get in those parks that are far more offensive than smoke. 

The strollers and wagons have gotten out of control and are growing bigger and bigger each year.  I also just brought an umbrella stroller, wanted something light and easy to fold up getting on and off the trams.  I can't imagine dealing with some of these contractions some people bring to the parks.

I also was confused about the ice, but NH told me it's because it can be difficult for security to have to fish through a whole cooler of ice looking for a weapon of some sort.

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The smokers never bothered me half as much as those huge stroller wagons!  As an ex smoker, I too feel bad for the smokers who have to leave the park.  It isn't easy to quit and will be really disruptive to a family vacation with a smoker.  The huge stroller wagons are another story, especially in crowed, narrow walkways.  I think a stroller is more comfortable for the kids anyway.  Just my opinion, i did fine with a stroller when mine were little.

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Ex-smoker here and my wife still smokes. I myself was never bothered by cigarette smoke but the vapors, those things are obnoxious! I also can't understand how people say they don't stink. They do. We will find out in May how much of an issue it is when we go down with 4 out of 6 smokers. There are going to be a lot of people going in and out jamming up those entrance lines. 

The strollers, those humungous things, they should have never been allowed in the first place. We saw one guy in January with two connected, someone behind looking like they were pushing and he was pulling. it was like a double tractor trailer!

The ice issue is like TiggerPiglet said people, hiding stuff under the ice, including beer and alcohol.  

 

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It will be interesting to see if the smoking offenders are ejected from the park. Here's one for EoE trivia on the same subject... What U.S. President was ejected from the park in his college years for sneaking a cigarette on a Disney attraction?

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12 hours ago, wdwnut said:

Anybody know why the no cube policy?

I read on Orlando Sentinel that the loose  ice cubes slow down security check points.

Source:  https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-disney-world-smoking-ban-20190328-story.html
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The sweeping changes were announced Thursday. One took effect immediately — prohibiting dry or loose ice, typically brought in coolers — to streamline the bag check process."

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On 3/28/2019 at 11:49 PM, robramdisk said:

It will be interesting to see if the smoking offenders are ejected from the park. Here's one for EoE trivia on the same subject... What U.S. President was ejected from the park in his college years for sneaking a cigarette on a Disney attraction?

Bill Clinton

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These are some interesting new rules. I always traveled with a smoker. I was never bothered by the areas because they were areas off the beaten path and out of the way of the flow of foot traffic. I guess we will see how they enforce the no smoking policy, and the vaping. As that is not "smoke". 

 

I'm glad about the strollers. They clog up the sidewalks and I have almost gotten my feet run over by them. Some people are so obnoxious with them. 

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The only smoking area that bothered me was the one in Adventureland. The pathway isn't all that wide and the smoke was thick while walking past. I was really happy when it was removed. The problem with removing all smoking areas from the parks is that people will just light up anywhere when the need hits. Imagine being up by Big Thunder or the Haunted Mansion, having to trudge all the way out the front of the park, take a smoke break, then head back to wherever the rest of the family is. Many smokers won't do it.

The Orlando Sentinel did a story about the Cinderella coaches. They rent for up to $300 per day! https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-cfb-cover-disney-high-end-kids-20180325-story.html

When you look at the size of the coaches and the Keenz wagons (which the company insists is a stroller, not a wagon), you can see why Disney cracked down.

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On 3/31/2019 at 8:16 PM, ryknow said:

 I guess we will see how they enforce the no smoking policy, and the vaping. As that is not "smoke". 

I honestly think the Vaping was more obnoxious than the smoking. Being a  former smoker,  the cigarette smoke didn't bother me but I cannot stand the vaping, and the clouds the put out are ridiculous. 

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