security

Magic Kingdom security check changes start today

Today marks the first day the Magic Kingdom will implement new bag screening and security check locations. The goal is to clear up the congestion directly in front of the park, by extending the security envelope outward. For guests parking at the TTC parking lot,… Read More »Magic Kingdom security check changes start today

Disney, other Orlando theme parks, making more security changes

Just before the busy holiday season got underway in Orlando, Walt Disney World and Universal brought in outside security company to run metal detectors outside the park’s main entrances & SeaWorld started using handheld wands.. Since then, the parks have continued to randomly scan guests… Read More »Disney, other Orlando theme parks, making more security changes

New security measures being implemented at Walt Disney World today

Disney has long struggled with balancing the right amount of security measures with maintaining a ‘happy place’ for guests. Discussions at the highest levels have been underway for years, but after recent events in the US and the World have caused the resort to act… Read More »New security measures being implemented at Walt Disney World today

Disney World Security Guard Charged with Possessing Child Porn

Normally, I don’t write about various criminal issues that happen from time to time among Walt Disney World’s personnel. There are over 60,000 cast members and it would be impossible to pre-screen out all the bad eggs. But for certain positions, I believe Disney should… Read More »Disney World Security Guard Charged with Possessing Child Porn

Parking Lot Security & Safety Troubles at Walt Disney World

No cameras in this parking lot

The first and last moment of many a guest’s day at the vacation kingdom is an encounter with a huge asphalt parking lot. There, they are parked like sheet metal sardines, seemingly always at the farthest point possible from the tram. At the end of the night, there is the long (and sometimes windy, wet, and/or cold) tram ride back to the car, which hopefully is where they remember it being and not in some other whimsically named section.

So imagine the anguish of a family who returns to their vehicle after a long day of Disney fun only to find someone has stolen pretty much everything from your car. It happens all the time including this story on WESH. Later when security & police arrive, the family learns that this is a regular problem at Walt Disney World with thieves driving the parking lots with special devices that attempt to unlock car doors remotely.

The nature of a family vacation makes these parking lots a target rich environment for thieves. Many a family checks out of their hotel on the last day, but still spends time in the parks before heading back home. For most families there is little choice but to leave your luggage in your car during this process.
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Fired Disney Security Guard Sues to get Job Back

The Disney World Security Guard who was fired as part of an investigation into whether or not he possessed a firearm in his vehicle has fired a wrongful termination lawsuit against Disney. Edwin Sotomayor is seeking to have his job reinstated with all his previous… Read More »Fired Disney Security Guard Sues to get Job Back