No More Selfie Sticks Allowed at Disney Parks

Cute, but now banned at Disney Parks.

Cute, but now banned at Disney Parks.

JUNE 2015 UPDATE:

As of June 30, 2015: Guests will not be permitted to bring selfie sticks into any of the Disney theme parks worldwide due to safety concerns imposed by the items being brought onto rides.

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.”

Guest using a selfie stick on It's a Small World ride.  Nothing but trouble!

Guest using a selfie stick on It’s a Small World ride. Nothing but trouble!

Guest relations cast members will be assigned to the security screening areas in front of all of the parks to assist the security cast in dealing with guests trying to bring their “selfie sticks” in. If found, guests can opt to leave or they can check it with a guest relations cast member who will have the item stored, give the guest a ticket, and then guests may retrieve the item upon leaving the park later on that day.

Yesterday, the California Screamin’ attraction at DLR was stopped because a guest pulled out a selfie stick while the ride was in motion:http://ktla.com/2015/06/25/disney-california-adventure-roller-coaster-stopped-after-rider-pulls-out-selfie-stick/

May 2015: New Selfie Stick Policy:  Banned on Rides

Selfie Sticks have been officially banned on all Walt Disney World rides and attractions. Cast members are being instructed to look for guests with selfie sticks and ask that they stow them. Cast Members may be forced to STOP THE RIDE if a guest is spotted with one out while the attraction is in motion/progress.

The new policy is being strictly enforced.

May 16, 2015:  No Selfie Sticks signs are going up at the roller coaster attractions.

May 16, 2015: No Selfie Sticks signs are going up at the roller coaster attractions.

“Cast members at greeter positions in front of attractions are now instructed to ask any guest with a visible selfie stick to stow the item for the duration of the experience. A guest using the stick while enjoying a ride or attraction will be asked to stow the item over the attraction’s PA system or the attraction will be stopped immediately by the cast members according to the policy.”

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks have not only been using the selfie sticks on the rides, but sticking them far out into the attraction. Some have hit other ride vehicles, components of the attraction, or even fallen underneath ride vehicles.

Testing the clearance on the new Mine Train ride in Fantasyland last year.  Selfie sticks can stick out further than this.

Testing the clearance on the new Mine Train ride in Fantasyland last year. Selfie sticks can stick out further than this.

The safety policy of keeping all hands, arms, and other items inside the ride vehicles has been in place at Walt Disney World for decades.

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One thought on “No More Selfie Sticks Allowed at Disney Parks

  1. I love people! Sorry but the post has me laughing because of the constant thought of “This could never happen to me” I feel is going through many minds. Ha!

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