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Someone strongly resembling Walt Disney holding some kind of smoldering stick. Photo by Fototeca Storica Nazionale./Getty Images.

Maybe smoking isn’t so bad, says Disney

"Smoking never brought the world to a standstill." BURBANK, CA -- As we continue to quarantine ourselves in our office in Svalbard, we're hearing news that Disney is hard at work adding cigarettes back into the various photos of Walt Disney. It's no secret that Disney (the company) worked hard at trying to cover up Walt's smoking habit. Many historical photographs of Walt Disney were altered to remove tobacco products. But with Covid-19 shutting down all public activity, Imagineers have determined that ... Read more
Disneyland's new smoking area. Can you spot the Hidden Mickey in the smoke? Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney announces new 100% “all-smoking all the time” areas just outside of park entrances

It's all part of a plan. Just don't tell Chapek we quoted him. BURBANK, CA-- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas has announced a new smoking policy affecting all 14 Disney parks worldwide. The new policy consolidates all the smoking areas formerly within the parks into one giant smoking area just in front of each park's entrance. For example, the esplanade between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be "all-smoking, all the time." That's according to Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas ... Read more