Disney Parks Updates Park Rules and Prohibited Items List

The Disney Parks have updated their online posting of  park rules and prohibited items listing. This update seems to be designed to clarify and address some topics (like smoking restrictions, dress code, service animals, and items allowed in the park) but makes other approved item’s definition even more vague (like acceptable tripod size). Both Walt Disney World and Disneyland have updated their websites and will be updating posted park signage. These new rules went into effect today (9/24/14) with no prior notice that changes were coming.

Interestingly the majority of these rules (except prohibited items) were removed from Walt Disney World’s website when the parks started their My Disney Experience site upgrade and did not return until today.  Also noticeable is the DOWNGRADE of rule clarification from the old Disneyland rules and that the newly posted version is nowuniversal for both parks.

Here are PDFs of the original  park rules still available in select parts of the Disney Parks website:

Disneyland:
Permitted Items _ FAQ _ Disneyland Resort-old

WDW:

Old Dress Code WDW
Restricted Personal Items _ Walt Disney World Resort-old

Here are PDFs of the NEW park rules available on each parks site:

Disneyland:
Park Rules and Regulations _ Disneyland Resort

WDW:

Park Rules and Regulations _ Walt Disney World Resort

What do you think about these changes? Do you find it nice that the same rules will apply in both U.S. parks, or do you find some of the changes actually make it more difficult to understand what is and isn’t allowed in the parks?

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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