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Is downtown disney safe ??

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    Ive just read another story about an 11yr old being assaulted at downtown disney and I remember a shooting there not so long ago? Is it safe for us to park at? I have a show and some meals booked but im not so sure now
     
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    You should be fine. :yes: It's not a park, so don't lose sight of the fact that you are in a heavily trafficked tourist area and that always draws some unsavoury charcters.

    Keep alert when going from the car park to the actual shopping/dining areas of DTD. Try to park near a street lamp if you plan on being there during the evening.

    If you are staying on WDW property, simply take the bus. :yes:

    I'd not let my children wander at DTD. (Unless they were older, of course).
     
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    Just be as vigilant as you would be in the UK and you`ll be fine.
    If this is your first visit then please note that although it`s called "Downtown" Disney, it`s not really "downtown" as in a normal US city.
    Most of the area is taken up by parking lots and the shops and restaurants etc. are just across the road from there.
     
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    Bad stuff can happen anywhere. Just use caution as you would in every day life and you should be fine.
     
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    We visit DTD on every trip and IMHO it is extremely safe.
     
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    we have never ever felt unsafe anywhere in orlando let alone just DTD :)
     
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    Ive felt fine there at all times and even seen security people around when its busy
     
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    You'll start to see more uniformed police there too (not just security). I'm sure Disney brought in some of the local force when the whole assault with the handgun thing happened.
     
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    Even if you do feel safe just be vigilante like you would be here.
     

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