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    I agree -- I'm glad they're doing this, but I see very long lines to get in to the parks in the morning because of it. My husband has an artificial hip and sets off every metal detector he walks through. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allgiggles View Post
    I agree -- I'm glad they're doing this, but I see very long lines to get in to the parks in the morning because of it. My husband has an artificial hip and sets off every metal detector he walks through. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
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    Sad that it's necessary, but what can you do? I'm glad they're taking extra measures as well. All of the insane incidents around the country this past year can't really be ignored. It probably will slow things down a bit, at least at first.
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    It's terribly sad isn't it. But absolutely necessary. I for one am completely comfortable with whatever measures need to be taken to ensure safety. If it means passing through a metal detector,so be it.
    It's what our world has become, I hope everyday that nothing destroys the magic at our favorite place.
    WDW is a place in these times that you can still escape the **** the outside world is dealing us all.

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    It is sad this has to happen, but I am not shocked. We arrive this weekend and it will be interesting to see any of the changes.
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    Disney has to do what they have to do to make the parks safer, but if I'm a terrorist or someone who wants to do mass harm for any reason, there are still plenty of places within "Disney World" where I can do it without having to go through security. It's a scary thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo76 View Post
    Disney has to do what they have to do to make the parks safer, but if I'm a terrorist or someone who wants to do mass harm for any reason, there are still plenty of places within "Disney World" where I can do it without having to go through security. It's a scary thought.
    This. There were times, especially with the very high crowds of the holiday season, that we were uncomfortable with that very thought in Disney Springs.
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    I will say, we noticed a much larger uniformed police presence in WDW a couple weeks ago, and I welcome it.

    We saw quite a few K9 units, especially at the MK and Epcot monorail stations. Also more uniformed police (some with K9) at the park entrances. Also saw a couple walking past the YC some mornings.

    Bag checks were much more thorough, too.
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    I am very happy that they are checking guests. It makes me feel better that they are at least going through the motions of filtering out those cowards who want to harm civilians !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo76 View Post
    Disney has to do what they have to do to make the parks safer, but if I'm a terrorist or someone who wants to do mass harm for any reason, there are still plenty of places within "Disney World" where I can do it without having to go through security. It's a scary thought.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dulcee View Post
    This. There were times, especially with the very high crowds of the holiday season, that we were uncomfortable with that very thought in Disney Springs.
    The fact that there's still a possibility should never result in not doing their best to prevent it. These efforts may prove to be enough of a deterrent. People who plan to cause harm typically like easy targets.

    Quote Originally Posted by #1donaldfan View Post
    I am very happy that they are checking guests. It makes me feel better that they are at least going through the motions of filtering out those cowards who want to harm civilians !!
    Me too! They'll hopefully also be filtering out the cowards who want to harm their fellow citizens.
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    Glad to see they are enforcing new measures.

    Changing world around us...makes sense that our favorite WORLD and LAND must change as well to keep us, those of us who appreciate the magic and are not interested in harming others, safe. Least as safe as we can be in such popular places.

    We go on our family vaca next May2016' on the Fantasy and then stay on property to visit the parks. I'd hope by then management has a good handle on what needs to be done and how to do it efficiently.

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    I wonder how much of this is because WDW is legitimately concerned and how much of it is that they want guests to have the illusion of feeling more secure.

    Not that I know what goes through the mind of a terrorist, and I'll grant that WDW is a significant symbolic target for them, but beyond that a WDW park makes little sense. There is so much secret patrolling/observation that staging is essentially impossible, there are not many exit points (though terrorists often seem to go in to these events accepting they will die in the final shoot out) and there is an existing screening/barrier to entry, even if it is not super thorough.

    There are so many softer targets throughout the country.
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    Aren't they going to have to add a queue of some kind to control it all? And if someone buzzes - what is the next step?

    Personally - I think they should scan the bags through like they do at the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo76 View Post
    Disney has to do what they have to do to make the parks safer, but if I'm a terrorist or someone who wants to do mass harm for any reason, there are still plenty of places within "Disney World" where I can do it without having to go through security. It's a scary thought.
    I don't think the terrorists want anything to do with WDW. I'm more concerned about a gun person going crazy like at the movies. I have to say - I don't really like to go to the movies so much any more.

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    I carry a concealed handgun regularly (legally of course) and I agree that it would be easy to get a weapon past the existing security from the concealed aspect. It is another thing altogether to do it in a way that does not cause suspicion. Bad people almost always act hinky in some way. The metal detectors will deter idiots and make people feel better, but it is vigilant, well trained security that will prevent a tragedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGiant View Post
    Personally - I think they should scan the bags through like they do at the airport.
    In Disneyland Paris, they put all the bags through airport-like screening. I actually liked that much better than having someone paw through my stuff.

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    One thing that could help the long lines would be to limit the amount of "stuff" people can bring in to the parks. So often there are people with strollers packed full of bags--purse, diaper bag, back packs for everyone in the party, coolers, etc.---and that is just one family. I get the diaper bag and purse but common sense about a park outing needs to come into play. I am in favor of the increased security measures. Disney is a symbol of American life and I do believe that it could be a target for groups that want to do harm in a pretty public way.

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    Its sad that it has come to this but it is so necessary
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    Confirmed: metal detectors at ALL major Orlando Parks (Disney, Universal, Sea World) as well as Disneyland. I'll be heading to Disneyland soon and will report back on how it goes.
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    Yep, national news just confirming. You heard it here first... though I honestly didn't see ALL major theme parks in Orlando doing it on the same day along with Disneyland. That was somewhat unexpected.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2468611

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...217-story.html

    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/...o-theme/npmRf/
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