All disney resorts now smoke free.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 4:39 PM
crazy horse's avatar All Disneyworld resorts and dvc resorts will become smoke free starting on june 1'st.

Disney says that guest demand for smoking optional rooms has declined steadily over the last five years and that currently only 3.5% of all rooms on property are smoking optional. The new policy also applies to not only the rooms, but patios, balconies and previously designated outdoor smoking areas.

This is great news.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:39 PM
They're also banning designated outdoor areas? Where are people going to smoke at the resorts?
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:41 PM
Why is this great news? If it was already designated to smoking areas and in only 3.5% of the rooms that shouldn't be bothersome to non-smokers. I think getting rid of those areas is a bad move and might see the ACLU getting involved. Smoking is seen as an addiction by the medical community, and it can (and probably will) be argued that it's Disney's obligation to provide a space where smokers can have a cigarette.

It bothers me that a lot of non-smokers have no basic understanding of what it is like to be trapped in a bad addiction. I don't think there is any smoker who isn't aware of the negative effects cigarettes have on your health.

A good analogy seems to be really fatty foods, which a lot more coaster enthusiasts can relate to than cigarettes. Don't you know that the food is bad for you? Then why don't you start eating healthier? These questions are constantly thrown at smokers to the point where they are seen as lesser citizens. People like to eat fatty foods. People like to drink alcohol. People like to smoke cigarettes. If you're not breaking any laws and not harming the health of others (in this instance referring to smoking in a designated hotel room or a designated smoking area in the resort) what's the big deal?

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:55 PM
I like the idea of all rooms being smoke free (I hate going to a hotel and the only rooms they have left are smoking rooms that smell horrible) but I don't think they should get rid of outdoor smoking areas.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 6:17 PM
Jeff's avatar The ACLU? For what? No one has a right to smoke on private property.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 6:25 PM
I was at Disney last year and I never saw anyone smoke in the designated smoking areas, including at the resort I stayed at. I suspect that very few people that go to Disney are Smokers. So they are eliminating it all together, which will then let them sell more rooms to non-smokers who are looking for a hotel room.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 7:19 PM
crazy horse's avatar It's a great move because non smokers will not have to smell the second hand smoke from smokers anymore. Like yoshi fan said"I hate going to a hotel and the only rooms they have left are smoking rooms that smell horrible". It is also a fire risk if someone falls asleep with a cigerette...its happend many times before.

There is nothing positive about smoking...so it is great news.

Also, parents will not have to worry about there kids having to deal with it. Disney is not a bar, its a place for familys.

Now, to ban it at downtown disney is another thing.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 9:21 PM

mike okay said:
Smoking is seen as an addiction by the medical community, and it can (and probably will) be argued that it's Disney's obligation to provide a space where smokers can have a cigarette.

Dude....what are you smoking? Crack is seen as an addiction by the medical commmunity. Think Disney is obligated to cater to them? What about people addicted to pornography? An on and on.....


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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 9:35 PM
While I do sympathise with Smokers, I can understand why in this environement Disney took out the smoking rooms. Just think about all the complaints they have had from familys arriving that were stupid enough not to specify a smoking presence and discovering they got a smoking room.

Its Florida, you can go outside to smoke. Either your room has a balcony or an outdoor corrider.


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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 9:57 PM
No smoking rooms just means that some smokers will light up in a room and the next non-smoker will have to deal with the smell.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:26 PM

Neuski said:
No smoking rooms just means that some smokers will light up in a room and the next non-smoker will have to deal with the smell.

Which Disney will then turn around and charge a penality clean up fee on the person staying there before them.


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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 11:00 PM
I just hope they enforce it. I have no sympathy for people who cannot go a few hours without a damn cigarette. I was in a theater the other day and 2 people just could not wait, oh my god, and lit up in the theater. Not only was it incredibly annoying, but my friend who has really bad asthma had to leave the theater because one breath before he knew anyone was smoking and he was coughing really bad and had to go out side. You better damn well believe we got complimentary tickets to either another movie or the same movie. I understand it's an addiction, but how pathetic can you be to not be able to go a movie's length without lighting up?!

I agree with the hotel policies, I don't think anyone should be forced to breath it in who doesn't smoke, but then again, I wouldn't have a problem with out-door smoking areas. Of course they should be semi remote, but if you really need to smoke, they shouldn't have to sacrifice other's desires to not breath this stuff in for your convenience, but at the same time, you shouldn't have to feel like you have to travel out side of the 46 square miles, but then again if you are willing. *** Edited 5/2/2007 3:03:08 AM UTC by P18***

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 11:27 PM
I can understand their reasons for not having smoking rooms, but I think it's unreasonable for this policy to apply to balconies and especially outdoor designated smoking areas. What other options are there? As someone else mentioned, if you are staying on resort property it becomes your home for however many days you are staying there. That's not the same as a few hours in a regular park.

Many of my friends smoke, and they're all very polite about their habit. I think if someone is willing to stay within set boundaries there's no reason you can't give them a designated little space to have a cigarette.


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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 12:48 AM

Touchdown said:
Which Disney will then turn around and charge a penality clean up fee on the person staying there before them.
But this still inconveniences the person that complained by forcing them to switch rooms. What is the problem with smoking rooms?
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 1:04 AM
Thank goodness! Both my fiancee's father and sister smoke...and it drives us nuts! She still lives at home with them...well now at least we hopefully won't have their secondhand smoke floating over to our room (we requested rooms next to each other) when we go to Coronado Springs resort in October. :)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 2:30 AM
Yet another reason why I love Disney!

Having smoking rooms costs them a lot of money I'm sure. They have to replace the carpet, wallpaper, linens, curtains, repaint, etc... way more frequently in smoking rooms. It probably helps lower their insurance rates too if smoking is prohibited in the hotel.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 6:50 AM

Neuski said:
Which Disney will then turn around and charge a penality clean up fee on the person staying there before them.
But this still inconveniences the person that complained by forcing them to switch rooms. What is the problem with smoking rooms?


Touchdown said:
While I do sympathise with Smokers, I can understand why in this environement Disney took out the smoking rooms. Just think about all the complaints they have had from familys arriving that were stupid enough not to specify a smoking presence and discovering they got a smoking room.

The fact is they have this switching rooms problem already, so it would not be an added annoyance. Instead they get a quick PR fluff story, and can collect more money (via fees) from the move, and since smoking rooms were such a small amount of their rooms before I doubt they are pissing off many potential customers. Its quite the easy business decision.


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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 8:51 AM
Not to worry, guys, smoking will soon enough be banned (or illegal in some way) nationwide.

Alcohol's after that (already started, a la MADD, etc). Or maybe overweight people / foods that make a person overweight (also already started).

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 9:36 AM
^Sigh, why is that any discussion about smoking someone always brings this up? Smoking is different from the others because the very act endangers those around them (secondhand smoke.) With drinking said person has to get in a car or start a fight, ie something else has to happen. When it comes to obesity, there is no health hazard to anyone but the person choosing to be obese.

And before this argument comes up, economic conditions are an entirely different matter, and all three raise insurance premiums for all but once again only smoking by its very act is harmful to those around you.


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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 10:10 AM
I look at it this way: I may pay to be there (disney or any other park) but I'm still their guest and their rules apply.

When i have a party in my yard, whether or not my friends bring beer to contribute or not makes no differance: Don't pee on my rose bushes or toss your butts in my garden.

If a park says no, it's no. (and yes, i smoke)


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