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Disney to ban smoking in parks, change stroller policy beginning May 1

ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – If you have plans to visit any of the Disney theme parks in the near future, you should know about some big changes to park policies concerning smoking and strollers.

Beginning May 1, 2019 the following changes will go into effect:

  • Smoking will not be allowed inside any Disney park. This includes the Disney theme parks, water parks and the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. According to the Disney website, guests can use designated smoking areas outside the parks, at Disney Springs, and at Disney Resort hotels. Smoking and vaping are only allowed in these designated areas.
  • Strollers must be 31” wide and 52” long or smaller. Stroller wagons will not be permitted. Strollers are available for rent at Disney parks. The changes were made to improve guest flow at the parks and reduce congestion. 
  • As of March 28, loose and dry ice is no longer allowed in Disney parks. Reusable ice packs are recommended. Cups of ice are available for free at food and beverage locations in the parks.  The change was made to improve guest flow, according to the Disney website.

Disney says that guests with disabilities who have questions about the updates can visit Guest Relations or contact Disability.Services@DisneyParks.com.

Learn more about Disney policies here. 

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How to make Apple Pie Tacos

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s dessert … in a taco shell!

Apple Pie Tacos are easy, delicious, and kids love them! 

Apple Pie Tacos

9 soft street-taco shells (see note below)
2 tablespoons raw sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided 
5 ROCKIT® apples, skin left on and diced
2 tablespoon raw honey 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water, plus more
coconut whipped cream 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a plate, sprinkle raw sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix the two together. Spray both sides of the soft taco shells with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly dip both sides in the cinnamon mixture. 
2. Flip a muffin tin over. Place each cinnamon-coated soft taco shell between each of the muffin tins, so that the muffin-tin humps help the taco shell stay in place and formed. Place in the the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. 
3. To make apple filling, combine chopped apples, honey, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water — about another 1/4 cup — as the apples cook to create a sauce-like mixture. 
4. Spoon the apple filling into each of the taco shells. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle cinnamon, or a little granola.  Enjoy immediately! 

Apple Pie Tacos (WISH Photo/Annessa Chumbley)

Note: A tortilla that’s about 3-4 inches across works great. If you need to, you can take a larger wheat tortilla, and cookie-cut it using a 3-4 inch small bowl. 

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