Disney Theme Parks to completely ban selfie-sticks

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Want a great group selfie at Walt Disney World? Long arms are now required. Following in the footsteps of museums and sports stadiums, Disney’s theme parks, water parks, and DisneyQuest will soon ban all selfie-sticks from its theme parks both domestic and in Paris and Hong Kong.

Disney wrote their cast members, informing them about the new policy: “We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast. The use of selfie-sticks also compromises our ability to deliver on The Four Keys Basics: Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency.”

A Disney world spokesperson said, “We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie-sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast.”

If a selfie-stick is spotted at security bag check or being used in the park, the guest is to be escorted to Guest Services where their selfie-stick will be held until they’re ready to leave the park.

The ban takes effect at the end of this month. Hopefully Disney can then take down those silly “No Selfie-Stick” signs on the roller coasters.

To our knowledge, no other theme park in Florida or California currently bans selfie-sticks although some explicitly ban their use on attractions.

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7 thoughts on “Disney Theme Parks to completely ban selfie-sticks

  1. Pingback: File under Stupid Guest Tricks – Selfie Stick Stops Ride | The Disney Blog

  2. Patricia

    I’m glad they’re doing it. People here in NYC use them all over the place and I’ve been struck several times because no one cares where they swing/stick that thing. If you want a big group photo, politely ask someone to take the photo for you like we’ve done for the last 20 years. I would gladly take 30 seconds of my time to take a group photo for strangers than to be struck in the face with one of those obnoxious sticks.

  3. peanutj

    That’s the best news I’ve heard all day. I wonder if the ban is because of the California Screamin’ incident, or if it’s been in the planning stages for a while.

  4. Brian Rollman

    It is excellent news. I my self have one but I also acknowledged the safety hazard it is at a Theme park. I rather have a few un happy people, than a dozen hurt people because a stick got cought on a ride and shatters hurting them.

  5. John D

    They need to define what is considered a selfie stick. I have a 3 inch camera grip (non-extendable) that I use to hold my action cam which otherwise has no other grip, and got yelled at by a “cast member” to “put away that selfie stick”.

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