Disney smoking ban starts TODAY with visitors being asked to leave its theme parks to light up

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DISNEY’S smoking ban starts TODAY with visitors ordered to leave its theme parks if they want to light up.

The new policy, effecting parks in Orlando and others across the US, was announced by the company last week.

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Cruella De Vil puffs on a ciggie in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians[/caption]

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Walt Disney world designated smoking areas[/caption]

Disney announced the changes on its blog, posting: “There will no longer be smoking areas inside Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks, water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex or California’s Downtown Disney.

“Smoking areas will exist outside the entrances of those parks and at Florida’s Disney Springs, an outdoor shopping area.

“There will also be smoking areas at Disney Resort hotels.”

Disney spokeswoman Erica Ettori told Orlando Sentinel that enforcing the smoking ban will be left to Disney employees, adding that Disney isn’t planning to punish people who are caught smoking.

Ettori also said that visitors who were asked to leave for smoking will be permitted to return to the inside of the park after they smoke.

Dennis Speigel, president of Ohio-based International Theme Park Service, said: “It’s about time. It’s the happiest place on Earth.

“Why should people be subjected to smoke at Disney?”


In addition to the smoking crackdown, Disney is enforcing changes to buggy sizes in their parks.

Buggies can be no larger than 78cm wide and 1.2m long, reported Miami Herald.

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Captain Hook was seen smoking in Peter Pan[/caption]

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The Genie in Aladdin also smoked in the film[/caption]

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Lampwick from Pinocchio smoked a few cigars during the film[/caption]

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Donald Duck was also illustrated to be puffing on a pipe[/caption]

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Yet another smoking scene by Disney in Peter Pan, this time showing the Indian Chief[/caption]


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