On April 19, 2019, Disney followed through on their commitment to reducing plastic waste by replacing all plastic straws with paper straws. This new policy affects all Disney properties and locations worldwide including, theme parks, resorts, and water parks.

To meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, Disney will offer alternative options for guests unable to use paper straws.  A Disney spokesperson confirmed that they are working on a permanent solution for guests who may need straws because of disabilities. They also allow guests to bring in their own plastic straws into all theme parks and resorts excluding Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Here is a helpful review of Disability-Friendly Alternatives to disposable plastic straws from The Mighty.

The members of Tips for Special Needs at Disney, recommended the following reusable straws as alternatives to plastic or paper straws.