Report: Universal Eliminating Smoking Sections, Should Disney Do The Same?

Universal Studios Smoking Policy

At the start of every new year, one popular resolution continues to be, “this year, I want to quit smoking.” Well, it turns out that Universal Orlando Resort might be picking up that Resolution as well!

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New reports state that Walt Disney World Resort’s biggest rival in Central Florida will be reducing its smoking areas to one per Theme Park this year. Guests in Universal Studios Florida will be able to use the section in Gramercy Park near the Revenge of the Mummy, and at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the last smoking section will be in front of the lagoon at the Port of Entry. There was no change reported yet to the smoking section of CityWalk.

Jurassic Park, Universal

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Visitors who still want to take advantage of these amenities can check the Universal Orlando App or ask a Universal Team Member for the most up-to-date information.

With its plethora of iconic attractions, from classics like E.T. Adventure and Revenge of the Mummy to the latest thrills like the Velocicoaster and all of the other magic found in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and its quality service,  Universal Orlando Resort has appeared to pull away from Disney World recently taking the momentary crowds with it. The news about the smoking changes is the latest step it has taken to improve its Guest experience, and one has to wonder if The Most Magical Place On Earth will take any similar measures going forward.

Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure, Universal Orlando Resort

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We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks-related news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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