More smoking locations eliminated at the Magic Kingdom

Jun 17, 2016 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday June 17, 2016 2:35pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom has updated the guest smoking locations, continuing to reduce areas of the park where smoking is permitted.

Two locations have been removed, the first near the entrance to Adventureland, and the second in Tomorrowland near Space Mountain.

Today's changes leaves just two smoking areas inside the park, one in Storybook Circus along the path to Tomorrowland, and the second in Frontierland across from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

One additional smoking area has been made available, outside the park near to the Ferryboat queue.

Here is a look at the new guide map with the updated smoking locations.

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Bullseye1967Nov 01, 2017

I am a smoker and have been coming to the parks since they opened. I can remember people smoking in the line for small world. That being said while smoking was allowed in the parks, we always looked for an out of the way place to smoke where we wouldn't bother anyone....especially children. Most times I go to a smoking area in the last few years there always seems to be someone smoking with all their kids there. It makes no sense. I agree smoking areas should be out of the way. The Adventure land one and the one by the castle at MK were very poorly chosen. Why was the Tomorrow land one taken? No one ever went there but smokers. When DS went non smoking it was very poorly planned. I will admit going down in a walled off area to steal a cig because the nearest smoking area was a 30 minute walk with the crowds. They have made it better now, but I don't feel bad about doing it. I wasn't bothering anyone and if I am dining and having a few adult beverages, I shouldn't have to walk an hour round trip if I want to smoke.

Bullseye1967Nov 01, 2017

I have actually seen this happen. Also the guest pretends not to speak English and the CM gets frustrated and leaves.

AEfxNov 01, 2017

Eh, smoked dog is okay, but I prefer fried. Skin crisps up much better that way.

JimWNov 01, 2017

Unless the dogs are smoking, right?

Phil12Nov 01, 2017

It's a step they must take to avoid eventual litigation. It has been documented by the U.S. Surgeon General that there is no safe level for exposure to secondhand smoke. Disney knows that every day they continue to allow smoking within the parks brings them one step closer to a lawsuit. As it stands now they have been able to demonstrate that they have implemented a gradual plan to eliminate smoking within the parks. Full implementation (i.e. a total smoking ban or the phase in of closed smoking rooms) will come.

danv3Nov 01, 2017

At Disneyland, the entire park is smoke free during the Halloween party. Another step in the right direction. https://disneyland.disney.go.com/guest-services/smoking/

JoeCamelNov 01, 2017

It is revived because WDW put up walls around this area to build Club 33 in the MK. Yes it would be better in the Club 33 thread but that is not where it landed.

networkproOct 31, 2017

"I" didnt revive it, I laud Disney for eliminating that forced encounter with smokers.

AEfxOct 31, 2017

What in hell are you going on about? If people wish to resurrect this thread from a year and a half ago, have at it - but please don't quote my posting (which you clearly didn't read, as nothing you have said refutes anything I said back then) just because you want to use it to make a proclamation from your high horse.

MinthorneOct 31, 2017

It’s a hookah bar! Fits in Adventureland perfectly.

ford91exploderOct 31, 2017

It's also a trigger for asthma attacks for some cigarette smoke over the years has become increasingly acrid to the point where it seems to be on par with burning plastic. Neither vape, pipe or cigar smoke is that irritating Why?

networkproOct 31, 2017

Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke, by persons other than the intended "active" smoker. Maybe these facts from the CDC might sink in Secondhand smoke is smoke from burning tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Secondhand smoke also is smoke that has been exhaled, or breathed out, by the person smoking Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that can cause cancer Vaping, while not producing smoke from combustion, does emit particulate matter, nicotine, lead and aluminum. Which is abnormal from regular human exhalation. Live with the terms and conditions noted in the fine print of your admission media or don't, Florida law is quite straight forward in its remedy Section 810.08 – Trespass in structure or conveyance. (1) Whoever, without being authorized, licensed, or invited, willfully enters or remains in any structure or conveyance, or, having been authorized, licensed, or invited, is warned by the owner or lessee of the premises, or by a person authorized by the owner or lessee, to depart and refuses to do so, commits the offense of trespass in a structure or conveyance

MansionButler84Oct 31, 2017

Club 33 Cigar Lounge confirmed. It’s what Walt would’ve wanted.

WDWtravelerOct 31, 2017

Photo update as of Monday, October 30, 2017. The former smoking area near the entrance to Adventureland is now behind a construction fence. Behind the fence in the former smoking area is a laydown yard full of scaffolding. The fence extends all the way across the Adventureland bridge and around the first building to the right of the bridge, where characters used to hang out in the covered veranda.