Walt Disney World officially bans selfie sticks from their parks

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Selfie-stick-partyWalt Disney World announced today that selfie sticks will now be banned from all 4 of their parks beginning on June 30.

The announcement comes after Walt Disney World had to make changes to their existing policies to clarify selfie stick rules on rides and has added several “No Selfie Stick” signs to the entrance of several Disney attractions.  The resort will now not allow them inside any Disney park at Walt Disney World.

If a guest has a selfie stick when they arrive at the park, they will be escorted to Guest Services where they can “check in” their selfie stick and pick it up at the end of the day or whenever they are ready to exit the park.  The same goes for someone who is caught with a selfie stick in the park.

Disney said this in a statement:

“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. The use of selfie sticks also compromises our ability to deliver on The Four Keys Basics: Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency.”

Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland will also be in on the selfie stick ban beginning July 1st.  No word on whether or not Disneyland will follow suit, I would imagine they will be.

It will also be interesting to see how this policy is enforced and who else will pick up the selfie stick ban.  Universal? Busch Gardens? SeaWorld? Six Flags?  We will have to wait and see.

What do you think?  Do you think they should be banned from just the rides or the parks entirely?

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via Attractions Magazine




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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83