With all the rule changes coming into effect to the parks of the Walt Disney World Resort on May 1st, it only makes sense that a new set of park maps would follow.
New park maps will debut at all four theme parks, both water parks, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and are expected to feature the new rules to help inform guests of the changes. Currently, new maps are not expected for Disney Springs, as the rule changes are not expected to impact the area.
For those needing a refresher on the changes:
Beginning May 1, guidelines on stroller sizes will be adjusted, requiring them to be no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long. Many strollers on the market, including many double jogging strollers, fit within these size guidelines. Disney will also begin strictly enforcing their “no wagons” policy. 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.
Also beginning May 1, smoking areas will no longer be present inside Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, or the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances of the areas listed above and at Disney Springs. For guests who have room or dining reservations, smoking areas are also available at Disney Resort hotels.
If guests 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 Disney parks. Re-useable ice packs will be permitted.
Keep reading WDWNT for all changes happening to the Walt Disney World Resort.