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Disney Theme Parks Ban Selfie Sticks

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Disney Theme Parks Ban Selfie Sticks

Selfie sticks. You either love them, or you hate them. Disney has made their feelings toward the gadget clear – Disney theme parks are the latest to ban selfie sticks.

As Tourist Meets Traveler noted, selfie sticks are growing in popularity, but seeing a worldwide banning at tourists’ favorite locations. Museums, like the Smithsonian, and historical spots, The Colosseum in Rome for example, are just a few of the popular destinations where the tool of tools are being forbidden.

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Disney has joined the list, banning self sticks across the board. The theme parks, including Disneyland and Disney World, will no longer allow the sticks in the parks. The ban also applies to Disney World water parks and Downtown Disney’s gamer attraction, DisneyQuest. The self stick outlaw begins in all of Disney’s American parks starting June 30, 2015.

We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie-sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,” Disney World spokeswoman Kim Prunty explained. The complete banishment began with a ban on the most popular Disney rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but guests continued to ignore the signs banning the use of the sticks and try to snap photos, endangering fellow riders. Most recently, a Disney ride was shut down for an hour after a selfie stick enthusiast broke the rules and tried to snap a picture with the stick.

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The change will upset many selfie-loving park-goers, but the plan is to begin pumping news of the ban in Disney hotels and parking lots. An announcement has also been placed on the them parks websites. From there, any selfie sticks discovered during the bag check every guest must go through to get into the park will be confiscated, and returned when the guest exits the park. Guests will also have the option of returning to their car or hotel to stow the banned sticks.

What do you think of Disney’s selfie stick ban? Is it fair? Let us know in the comment section below!

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12 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    They’ve been banned on a bunch of rides there for a while, so I am not surprised.

  2. Jaime says

    I’m not surprised. I have a selfie stick, but I wouldn’t take it to a crowded place like Disney. It can be in the away and if I lose my grip I can drop it and accidentally hit someone.

  3. Pam says

    I am not surprised. If guests are ignoring the signs and using them on rides, Disney has to do what it can to protect all of its guests.

  4. Liz Mays says

    I had no idea these were so popular that they needed a band. I can definitely see how they would be a safety concern on rides.

  5. Amber NElson says

    Those things are so annoying! They were bad in Vegas so I can only imagine they are horrible in Disney.

  6. Janell @ Saving You Dinero says

    I have been to Disney World several times in the past few month and I am not surprised. People were not very smart with their selfie sticks.

  7. Dogvills says

    I’m sure the selfie lovers felt sad about this news, but it’s for everyone’s safety. It’s great to know that Disney is doing their best to protect their guests.

  8. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I can understand a park banning a Selfie Stick. It is a useful item but can be dangerous. They do take great pictures though.

  9. Toughcookiemommy says

    The only thing that annoys me about selfie sticks is that they don’t fit my Galaxy Note. They seem to make them to cater to iPhones.

  10. Gingermommy says

    I am not a selfie person so I really can not say much. However it would be nice to be able to have a group family picture without hassling others to take it

  11. Veronica says

    I’m not a big selfie taker, but I did get one for videos for my website. I think some people are obnoxious with the selfie sticks in public

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