**UPDATED** – Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando install metal detectors

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**UPDATE** Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando have all confirmed that metal detectors are installed at the entrances of their parks this morning.  The rumor that we also reported on of the banning of costumes under the age of 14 is also true.  Toy guns are no longer available for purchase within the Magic Kingdom as well, such as the ones found near Pirates of the Caribbean.

Not sure how the banning of costumes is going to affect Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, but that will be determined at a later date I suppose.

Disneyland has also been confirmed to be adding metal detectors to its entrance as well.

We will keep you posted on any further announcements.

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With all of the terror attacks occurring around the world at an alarming rate, the theme parks unfortunately still remain a top terror threat, and it seems that Walt Disney World may be preparing to beef up security at their resorts to better protect their guests.

The rumor going around is that Walt Disney World and Disneyland following suit will soon be getting metal detectors and wand stations, similar to what you would see at Halloween Horror Nights.

Currently at most Disney parks, there are bag checkpoints where guests must have their bags inspected by a Disney Security Officer.  There is a no bag line where guests with no bags can slip through untouched.

There is also new rumored rules on masks and toy guns.  Toy guns will no longer be sold in the park, such as the ones at Pirates of the Caribbean, and no one over the age of 14 will be allowed to wear a mask with a costume.

We have to enforce that this is strictly a rumor at this point and nothing official has been announced by Disney at this point in time.

If they did happen, would you welcome these changes to the Disney parks? Or do you think a bag check is enough?

We will bring you the latest as soon as we hear more.

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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 @iamcgeed