ORLANDO, FL. (THECOUNT) — Starting May 1, smoking will be banned inside all Walt Disney World theme parks.

Disney announced the ban Thursday, saying 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.


Designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances of the areas listed above and at Disney Springs in Florida, reports ClickOnOrlando.

For guests who have room or dining reservations, smoking areas are also available at Disney Resort hotels.

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