Disneyland: Vaping Only In Smoking Areas
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure recently posted signs at their entrances clarifying their rules on electronic cigarette use within the parks. The primary rule: vaping is only to be done in the designated smoking areas.
Though Disney says the rule has existed for more than a year, the parks are just now upping its visibility. It seems likely that only in recent time has the use of electronic cigarettes become so common that the parks needs to make the rule far more public. This is probably to reduce potential conflicts with vapers.
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Disney isn’t the only theme park company to do this. Vaping is sequestered to smoking areas at Universal, Six Flags, and Sea World among others.
Disney does avoid saying word one on the health aspects of the vaping debate. Primarily, they seem to be focused on reducing the likelihood of conflict between guests. They make no mention of secondhand smoke as some organizations have in the past — even though studies suggest there is nothing to worry about on that end.
But an interview with a local vape shop owner does suggest something we expect to be the case moving forward. It seems unlikely that the rule will deter much vaping. For many, vaping can be done quickly, stealthily, and the speed at which the cloud disappears leaves little trace. So the likelihood a guest will get in trouble for doing it seems low.