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.
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.
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