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    According to my sources, changes are ahead in the way Disney World handles security and shortly thereafter, Disneyland.

    Among the changes:

    • You'll be going thru walk thru scanners similar to the airport along with wand security.
    • More uniformed and armed police along with K-9 teams


    Other in park rule changes:

    • No more toy guns being sold
    • No masks for guests 14 and older



    My take on this - if you are going to do security, this is a better step towards making it happen. The bag check and allowing people with "no bags" to go thru unfiltered leaves too big a gap where someone with baggy pants, cargo shorts, large long shirt etc. could get something in.

    Scanners while not fool proof (as they are likely just metal detectors) at least force everyone to go thru some sort of check point - and hopefully they won't allow people to bypass in any way.

    It's kind of a sad commentary as to where we are as a world - but my guess is most of you will not be surprised that this is headed our way.
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    Make sense ... Maybe they can add some giant Mickey ears to the top of them.
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    I'm curious what triggered it. Maybe it was the guy that tried to bring the gun in a week or so ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    According to my sources, changes are ahead in the way Disney World handles security and shortly thereafter, Disneyland.

    Among the changes:

    • You'll be going thru walk thru scanners similar to the airport along with wand security.
    • More uniformed and armed police along with K-9 teams


    Other in park rule changes:

    • No more toy guys being sold
    • No masks for guests 14and older



    My take on this - if you are going to do security, this is a better step towards making it happen. The bag check and allowing people with "no bags" to go thru unfiltered leaves too big a gap where someone with baggy pants, cargo shorts, large long shirt etc. could get something in.

    Scanners while not fool proof (as they are likely just metal detectors) at least force everyone to go thru some sort of check point - and hopefully they won't allow people to bypass in any way.

    It's kind of a sad commentary as to where we are as a world - but my guess is most of you will not be surprised that this is headed our way.
    It seems unlikely they will do this without announcing it first.
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    Have already noticed tighter security this week. We saw K-9 units at the entrance to MK yesterday and they stopped my husband going into the Studios today to look at his cell phone holder on his belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncassidine View Post
    It seems unlikely they will do this without announcing it first.
    We'll see - it's only a few days away and this came from reliable sources....

    My guess is they WOULDN'T announce it ahead of time - so that anyone planning on doing something idiotic wouldn't try to beat the change being made.

    Just me speculating there.
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    This does not surprise me at all. We saw a much heavier security presence all last week at the parks including many K9 teams and an increase in the number of sheriffs officers.

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    We will be there this weekend so I'll let you know how it is

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    I'm really grateful. We were there the week before Thanksgiving and I felt less safe than ever before with the simple bag checks we've always done, especially since it was right after the Paris attacks. As hubby pointed out, anyone wanting to get a firearm through could go with an ankle holster and a pair of baggy pants. He's so reassuring ; )
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    I am relieved. I am not surprised but I am incredibly saddened that our society has gotten to the point where we have to worry about weapons in a family park that promotes the ideas of happiness, kindness, and building lasting family memories. I'm also incredibly pessimistic about how we will ever get our society out of this violent dark hole that we have gotten ourselves into.
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    As Johm said, a sad commentary on the world we live in. However, because of the craziness I applaud tighter security!
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    I have no problem with this. I don't think they need to advertise it either. We be be arriving on Saturday.

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    In light of what's going on around us I have no problem with this. I always found it strange that I'm unzipping every nook and cranny of my bag while people (my boys included) walk through with their pockets full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWL Mom View Post
    In light of what's going on around us I have no problem with this. I always found it strange that I'm unzipping every nook and cranny of my bag while people (my boys included) walk through with their pockets full.
    Completely agree. I never understood this, especially during colder weather when people are wearing bulkier clothes and jackets.

    I think this is long overdue. I'm not really sad about it. I still don't think things are "more dangerous than ever". I just think we KNOW better how to be safer so we should do as much as we know how to maintain safety, especially in places where large crowds gather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Other in park rule changes:
    • No more toy guys being sold
    • No masks for guests 14and older
    I find this particularly silly. I am not oblivious to the reasons for it all, but somewhere we have to draw a line between common sense adaptations and paranoia, and IMHO this is on the wrong side of that line.
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    Can someone clarify things for someone who has never flown...

    Are they installing walk-thru metal detectors, or are they installing the full-body x-ray like scanners that look under clothing and are monitored remotely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofy4TheWorld View Post
    I find this particularly silly. I am not oblivious to the reasons for it all, but somewhere we have to draw a line between common sense adaptations and paranoia, and IMHO this is on the wrong side of that line.
    Yeah, considering that they basically only sell Buzz Lightyear and Stormtrooper Blasters nowadays anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofy4TheWorld View Post
    Can someone clarify things for someone who has never flown...

    Are they installing walk-thru metal detectors, or are they installing the full-body x-ray like scanners that look under clothing and are monitored remotely?
    I would guess simple walk through metal detectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizHawk View Post
    I'm curious what triggered it. Maybe it was the guy that tried to bring the gun in a week or so ago?
    Shortly after the San Bernardino event, the local TV stations did several of their usual alarmist stories about how vulnerable Orlando's theme parks are to something like that. Fortunately, all the parks spokespeople refused to go into details about their security measures, but the TV wonks were carrying on about how easily such a thing could happen here. Way to go, media folks. Why not just send the bad guys an engraved invitation ?
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    So on one hand I just see massive line back ups and long waits to get in. But on the other hand, I'm really grateful they're taking these steps. I mean the security before was basically laughable and as much as I hate to admit it I'm quite certain Disney World is a prime target on a lot of Islamic terrorist lists out there. I agree with John ... sad commentary on the current state of our world, but an unfortunate necessity nevertheless.
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