Disney adds sheriff’s horse patrols, tightens gun policies the headline at orlandosentinel.com informs. The article is big into the equine element of Disney’s new security procedures, breathlessly sharing the fact that horse patrols had been eliminated due to their manure output. But now that they’ve got bags attached to their posteriors (the horses that is), the patrols are back! TMI? Well here’s something that armed Americans should note about the Disney empire’s new gun policies . . .
Disney’s theme parks also have stopped the little-known practice of allowing guests to check in firearms with company security rather than having to leave to store their weapons elsewhere. Guns are banned from the parks.
A Disney spokeswoman acknowledged the change had occurred but would not provide details about the process.
Storage? Who knew? Anyway, in previous posts about Disney, several members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia let it be known that they’d carried concealed at Disneyworld/land despite the fact that The Mouse had declared the parks “gun free” zones. This they could do because front gate security didn’t include metal detectors or wand-equipped guards. No more . . .
On Dec. 17, Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld all began using metal detectors to screen visitors entering the theme parks. SeaWorld started out with wands but has since installed walk-through metal detectors.
No doubt a terrorist could end-run the theme parks’ security theater and attack defenseless guests. But there it is. No more House of Mouse for you?