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.