Disney World Selfie Stick Warnings


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We previously had reported that Disney was instructing Cast Members to enforce the “No selfie sticks” policy on rides, and that trend is continuing. Here’s the latest according to the Orlando Sentinel~

People just don’t seem to get it. Theme parks don’t want you using selfie sticks on their rides.

So on Friday, Walt Disney World went a step further to make that point. It posted a “No Selfie Sticks” sign at the Magic Kingdom’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Guests can bring selfie sticks on the rides but must securely store them, a Disney spokeswoman said Monday.

Disney policy forbids visitors from using the sticks, which can be used to extend cameras out for up to 30 feet, on its rides.

A few weeks ago, Disney told workers to remind guests of that policy.

Still, Thunder Mountain has had an especially high number of incidents in which the ride had to be stopped because of selfie-stick use.

Similar signs have been posted at Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland in California.

The signs are “just a continuation of our communication efforts at a few key attractions,” Disney said in an email.

So, there you have it, more crackdown on selfie sticks at Disney! Do you agree with this idea? What are your thoughts on selfie sticks?

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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One thought on “Disney World Selfie Stick Warnings

  • May 20, 2015 at 10:18 am
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    I think they should ban selfie sticks altogether – people use them as weapons, not paying the least bit of attention to others around them, waving them around.

    There are plenty of other ways to get a picture of you and/or you and your significant other. Ask a cast member or even another person in the park. You would be surprised how many people will say “Yes”!

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