[QUOTE=Dana;1029609]That is a bold statement that is very likely to get some very strong responses from both sides of the coin.
If the smokers who pay a premium to stay and play in WDW have no place in which they are allowed to smoke, don’t you think that would hurt the bottom line for WDW as a business? Some may feel the same about drinking in the parks. Drunk adults acting like idiots isn’t very magical to me. They are allowed to do that all over the place. Granted, drinking isn’t necessarily harmful to people who arent’ drinking like smoking can be when done in closed quarters, but it’s still annoying. I have plenty of things that we can debate about that I think should be banned from WDW.
Just in case you haven’t gotten a clue yet, I do smoke. I smoke in designated areas where I am suppose to and would never even think of doing otherwise.[/QUOTE]
Agree 100%, Dana…my wife and I are, for the most part, non-drinkers, and we are most definitely non-smokers. That said…someone staggering towards me obviously plastered is going to get me far more irritated than someone who is smoking in an open air environment while strolling the theme parks.
It’s a personal choice as to what offends someone. From my own personal experience…the majority of people who do light up in WDW, do so in the proper locales. If I went around attempting to police everyone who didn’t, I’d be ruining my own enjoyment. We can’t control the actions of anyone but ourselves…now if someone deliberately walked up and blew smoke in my face, there’d be an issue…it has never happened to me, and I really doubt it will…most people play nice on vacation, that’s good enough for me.
Like you said, it would not be in Disney’s best interests to make all parts of the World non-smoking…it isn’t going to hurt me one iota to take a few steps in another direction if someone is smoking near me.
In my opinion, making WDW completely non-smoking is a little bit like acting like “Big Brother” on their part.