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    i think generally Disney do a good job of keeping the parks safe, you'll always get people that can bypass security measures whatever you do. It's one of the safest places to be i would say. Maybe the ticket prices or it's a small world put people off!















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    Quote Originally Posted by Tishypops, post: 312480
    I don't think they need to go as extreme as body scanners, a simple wand metal detector would suffice, they have them going into sport events and some concerts why not here too.
    I don't want to get into the Debate about gun law because that is their law and we are entering their country so that is how it is what concerns me is this was a complete accident and the chances of it happening again are remote but if it were my children that found that gun in that ride they would have presumed it was a toy. They have never seen a real gun (actually neither have I) they probably would have picked it up and maybe pretended to shoot. This was a random accident born out if someone exercising their legal right to bare arms. They had a permit to carry the gun and claim they didn't see anything wrong with taking it into the park. How many other people have done this over the years? Yes we have been lucky in that this is the first (reported) case that it has gone missing but if there are not the security procedures in place to stop items like this getting in then accidents can and will happen


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    I agree with pretty much everything there.

    However, surely walk through scanners would be a lot easier and quicker than the hand held devices?

    People could just walk through them and it wouldn't need to slow there day down any more than a general bag check would.

    If you introduce a hand held system you require a lot more staff, and queues start to form.

    I am just thinking from a logistical point of view here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo, post: 312482
    I agree with pretty much everything there.

    However, surely walk through scanners would be a lot easier and quicker than the hand held devices?

    People could just walk through them and it wouldn't need to slow there day down any more than a general bag check would.

    If you introduce a hand held system you require a lot more staff, and queues start to form.

    I am just thinking from a logistical point of view here.
    But at least then you would get around the whole human rights issue. Personally I would not have any problem with what ever security procedures they want to bring in just like I had no problems when they changed things at the airport, I would rather have 2 minutes of inconvenience and know I was safe but there are always people out there that would object.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tishypops, post: 312483
    I would rather have 2 minutes of inconvenience and know I was safe but there are always people out there that would object.
    Totally agree! I have nothing to hide so I am happy.

    I think whatever happens Disney will sort the parks.

    My concern is more open places like Downtown Disney or the Water Parks.
    At least at somewhere like Universal's City Walk, they check all guests as soon as they're out of the parking area. You don't get this at Downtown Disney and is probably something they are looking at, or at least hope they are!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo, post: 312484
    Totally agree! I have nothing to hide so I am happy.

    I think whatever happens Disney will sort the parks.

    My concern is more open places like Downtown Disney or the Water Parks.
    At least at somewhere like Universal's City Walk, they check all guests as soon as they're out of the parking area. You don't get this at Downtown Disney and is probably something they are looking at, or at least hope they are!
    I have actually sent Disney an email asking about this (information for me but also travel is my job and I am sure I am going to get questions about it) I have said universal studios have metal detectors in place and I questioned if they were going to go down the same line


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    I have also messages our companies Disney rep to get her feedback


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tishypops, post: 312486
    I have actually sent Disney an email asking about this (information for me but also travel is my job and I am sure I am going to get questions about it) I have said universal studios have metal detectors in place and I questioned if they were going to go down the same line
    It will be interesting to hear what Disney have to say over the next few weeks regarding improving security.

    Do you think it'll have an effect on some of those thinking about booking a Disney holiday?


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    I think we will get people calling who have already booked concerned about things, don't forget gun law is quite puzzling to the majority of people over here and it is only in recent years that we have really found out about it as regards to people being able to carry concealed weapons so on the most part people will have reservations when they actually learn that in the state if Florida it is legal (with a permit obviously) to carry a weapon and then with this knowledge to realise that Disney have no checks I am expecting calls from people. I think we might see bookings for next year slow down a little bit (although I have seen no news reports regarding this incident on our news so it will only be people that have seen it online) but I think once Disney make a statement and pledge to improve security as u am sure they will people will be reassured


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    Ok I have had a response from disney

    This is my first email to them
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    Good Morning
    After reading reports that a gun has been found on a ride within Animal
    Kingdom I was wondering if you have any plans to change your security
    procedures.
    As you can imagine I am extremely nervous as like the majority of people
    I am going to be bringing my children with us when we visit your parks
    in September of this year. As we are from the UK neither myself nor my
    children have ever seen a gun before and the thought that people are
    able to carry them unchecked into a park (as long as they are on their
    person and not in their bag) seems very wrong as if they were to
    discover one they would simply think it was a toy and this is as we have
    seen in the past when serious accidents can happen.
    We come to Disney because we feel that it is a safe environment and this
    revelation (although I know this is an isolated incident it points to
    something which could potentially be a wider previously unknown
    problem)has really made me question how safe we are.
    I understand at Universal studios they have metal detectors which people
    walk through, I thought you had something similar but after reading this
    report I have found out this is not the case.
    I understand that this is a very recent incident and that investigations
    will still be ongoing but I was wondering if there are any immediate
    plans in place to help with this very alarming issue.

    Kind Regards

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    Their response -
    On Thursday, May 30, 2013, Walt Disney World Guest Mail wrote:
    Dear Trish ,

    Thank you for contacting the Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort. We sincerely
    appreciate you choosing Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort for your vacation in
    September, 2013.

    We continually review our safety and security measures and focus on
    improvement in procedures and use of new technologies as they become
    available. However, we do not discuss the details of our security
    measures because to do so would compromise their effect.

    We understand your concerns regarding you and your family's safety, and
    would like to offer you some information regarding our policy.

    It may interest you to know we have a strict policy regarding firearms.
    Our policy is that no guns are permitted in our Theme Parks or Resorts.
    If a resort guest brings one on property, it must be locked up in the
    safe deposit boxes at the front desk, not in a room safe. If guests
    visiting our Theme Parks bring in firearms, it must either be left in
    their vehicle, or checked in with security when entering the park.

    Only on-duty law enforcement officers whose agency has jurisdiction at
    the Walt Disney World Resort may carry any weapon.

    We look forward to your visit!

    If you have questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact
    us.


    Sincerely,

    Jonebia Hylton
    WDW Online Communications

    PLEASE NOTE: All information is subject to change without notice and
    should be confirmed just prior to your visit.

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