Disney Security ~ Here’s What You Need to Know

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Good Afternoon Friends! First, let me say thank you to everyone who has sent their support and love to the Orlando area the past couple of days. In the wake of Sunday’s tragedy here, we’ve seen the community pull together, and it’s been a wonderful thing. This horrible event effects this entire area, and theme parks have been on alert as well. As some have heard, Disney was one of the possible targets, and authorities are looking into it. In the meantime, people have asked me what has changed or what they need to know regarding visiting the parks. We were at Animal Kingdom last night, and truthfully, there were only minor changes.

Security guards at the bag check area are doing more extensive searches of bags, strollers, backpacks, etc. Allow a little extra time to get through this area, as the Cast Members are doing their best to make sure we’re safe. Before this, the metal detectors were indeed there, but it was very random as to who was chosen to walk through them. Last night, the guards were having more people walk through the detectors. I’ve been chosen before, but this time there was an actual line of people waiting to get inspected. Just make sure to take all the metal off of your body, bracelets included, to help the officers get done faster.

Yes, security is heightened at Disney, but truly, it’s for our own safety, so we need to give the Cast Members and extra hand to help get through this. If you’re visiting a park, please allow extra time and patience when it comes to getting inside the gates. We will be watching for updates, and will bring you the latest as we hear. The Orlando area took a hit, but we can’t let fear tear down this community. Our prayers go out to all those who are hurting at this time, we stand with you. #OrlandoStrong

*Also, please note, if you are helping with relief efforts in Orlando, and need any information to get out to the public, please contact us. We will do what we can to help. Thank you. ~M

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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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