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Oversize Strollers and Smoking Are Being Banned from Disney Parks Starting May 1

Planning a trip to the happiest place on earth can be...ahem...stressful. Any mom will tell you it takes more than just a few online bookings and getting the suitcases down from the attic.

And now, there are a few more considerations parents should be aware of when gearing up to travel to Disneyland or Disney World.

According to the Disney Parks blog, the parks will be cracking down on stroller sizes starting May 1. Children's strollers can be no wider than 31 inches across, a five-inch reduction from the current 36-inch limit.

Although the blog post notes that double strollers will fit within the new guidelines—like the Instep Run Around LTD 2 Double Jogging Stroller, for example—others will be too wide to be permitted into the parks. Stroller wagons, however, will no longer be permitted within the parks at all. The new changes are meant to ease congestion and help guest flow, according to the post.

The good news: You can now rent a Star Wars–themed stroller for your next trip to Disney World, probably to drum up excitement for the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge parks coming soon to Florida and California.

Also beginning May 1, 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 District in California. However, there will still be designated smoking areas outside the parks, as well as at Disney Springs in Florida and at Disney Resort hotels.

Now, where are all those Disney Dole Whip mimosas when you need them?

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