New security measures show up at the Disney Theme Parks

Metal Detector

Last night Disney installed metal detectors at the entrances of their 4 Disney World theme parks. Visitors will be randomly selected to go through the detectors before entering the theme parks. This comes on the heels of the report we shared last week of the gentleman who tried to sneak a gun into the Magic Kingdom.

“We continually review our comprehensive approach to security and are implementing additional security measures, as appropriate,” Disney said in a statement Thursday.


From what we have heard the metal detectors will be in all 4 Disney World theme parks and at the premiere of Star Wars tonight in Disney Springs. They are also coming to Disneyland and California Adventure as well.

Disney is discontinuing the sales of toy guns of any kind at the theme parks, including bubble guns and Buzz Lightyear toy blasters. All of the gun merchandise is being pulled off the shelves and guests are encouraged to leave their own toy guns at home or not being allowed to gain entry to the park. Light-sabers and swords are still for sale as of right now. No word if they will be pulled later.

See the full list of Disney World park rules and prohibited items click here. For the updated rules for Disneyland click here.

As we reported in an article earlier this week Police presence has been increased in the past few weeks since the recent shootings in Paris and California.

Finally one more change, the costume policy at Disney is also being modified. Guests 14 years old and older will no longer be allowed to wear costumes at the theme parks. From what we have heard this includes Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween Party.

What do you think about the changes? Let us know in the comment box below.

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13 thoughts on “New security measures show up at the Disney Theme Parks

  1. The fact that people STILL think that these shootings and attempts at shooting are isolated incidents shows how ignorant the general public is about this kind of violence.
    How many times will it have to happen before y’all get it?

  2. Its just security theater. Making it look like they are doing something. Somebody wants to get a gun into the park they can.

    If they wanted to improve security, they would encourage concealed carry at the parks. Remember, CCW license holders commit crimes at a lesser rate that cops.

  3. Did see an unrelated post elsewhere about people who have allergies (soap products, food issues) and have to be careful about the soaps they use. Don’t know if this would entail bubble solution too.

  4. The metal detectors I understand. However, no costumes at MNSSHP is absurd. Our family will forgo the festivities. That was part of the fun!!!!

  5. Definitely some concern about the very real chance of profiling when they are ‘randomly’ selecting people to go through a metal detector…

  6. It is a shame this has to happen but it the world we live in. I always feel safe in the parks but know that the felling of being safe is what the people who wish to do us harm, take advantage of.

  7. This is a dumb policy and by extension you are dumb for implementing it.

    PS: The person who tried to sneak in the gun is a scumbag. Do not offer him the luxury of being called a “Gentleman” like in your article.

  8. Does this include Disneybounding? I wonder if they will start looking at some Disneybounds and stating that they are too costume-like so they won’t be allowed then?

  9. It’s a shame about the costumes though because I’ve seen so many great costumes at MNSSHP every year. I am surprised that stricter security measures for entering the parks hadn’t been in place prior to this. It’s just really sad that this is the world we live in these days, but I appreciate that added security to help keep us safe.

  10. I think it’s horrible that security measures are taken across the board because of 1 isolated incident. What kind of security threat do bubble guns, that are sold WITHIN the park pose? None. This is a stupid policy being implemented by people overly sensitive.

  11. Where I hate that this happens I just wonder are they going to still allow costumes during MNSSHP for all or if they are going to keep the regs on that as well.

  12. I think it is a necessity in this day and age, it is a shame we have to do things like this but better safe than sorry xxxx

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