Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Disney Increases Security As a Potential Result of Recent Events!

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Disney Increases Security As a Potential Result of Recent Events!  
by: guide4wdw - Collin
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As many of you may know, on Monday morning a Louisiana man attempted to carry a concealed weapon into Disney's Epcot theme park. Upon being chosen by security, the man stated that he was in possession of a firearm and security proceeded to find a Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 automatic concealed in a box covered by the individuals jacket. 

The man then proceeded to tell security he had in fact planned on carrying the weapon into the park if he was not stopped at the gates. For those of you who may not know, a Smith and Wesson Bodyguard is a small firearm usually intended for pocket carry by those who choose to legally conceal carry with proper documentation in most states. The firearm is roughly five inches in overall length and easily concealable. However, this man did not have a concealed carry permit so he was arrested upon finding the weapon. 


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As a result of this story, Disney has stepped up security measures for the parks. It is unknown if the measures will remain in affect on into the future or simply provide an increased level of security due to the unfortunate event. 

According to reports surfacing today, upon entering Disney theme parks, guests without bags are no longer being randomly selected to pass through the metal detectors, but rather every guest is required to pass through the detectors. Guests with bags are being screened as usual, but are also then randomly selected to pass through the additional screening process as they have been in the past. 

As you can imagine, this is likely to cause backups in the screening process, but please be patient as the additional screening is necessary for added guest safety.

UPDATE: The change is reportedly only occurring at Hollywood Studios currently. However, it may indeed carry over into other parks in the near future. Certain times of the day Disney security already screens every guest entering the park. 

UPDATE 2: As it turns out, the report that an individual tried to carry a firearm into Animal Kingdom is also correct. There were two separate events at two separate parks on the same day. The incidents are not believed to be related. 

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