According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Southern Florida man brought an AR-15 rifle and 9mm handgun with him on his Disney World vacation because he was worried about his family’s safety during the social justice protests in Central Florida last month.
The unnamed man was from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Resort over the Labor Day weekend.
The luggage attendant noticed the heavy bag and reported it to Disney Management which then contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office questioned the man who told them “he brought the rifle with him for their safety because of the riots and civil unrest going on in Orlando,” the incident report noted.
The gentleman had a concealed weapons permit and was not arrested, Disney Security held onto his handgun in the hotel’s safe, and the larger rifle was stored at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Disney released the following statement, “Our policy is clear that guns or weapons of any kind are not allowed at our resort regardless of whether someone has a permit.”