Due to heightened security threats, Walt Disney World theme parks have installed metal detectors ahead of each of the park’s front gates. Visitors will be randomly selected to go through them when entering the park. Walt Disney World will not be the only parks seeing metal detectors introduced; Disneyland will receive them as well.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Disney says that there will also be more deputies, security guards, and trained dogs patrolling the areas.
In addition, Universal Orlando Resort will also be utilizing metal detectors as Guests approach the theme parks.
Another big change is that Disney will no longer sell toy guns in their parks or resorts. Also, Guests over the age of 14 will no longer be allowed to wear costumes in the parks. This will include Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties.
These changes have come into effect not only due to the recent shootings that have occurred, but also because a man was arrested who was attempting to bring a gun into the Magic Kingdom this past weekend.
No word on if these changes are temporary or permanent, but it would appear that for the near future, this will be how things are going forward.