Disney bans selfie sticks from rides and attractions at its parks

Disney bans selfie sticks from rides and attractions at its parks
Much of the public sees someone using a selfie stick as being on the same level as a Google Glass wearer. Hey, they don't call those donning the connected specs Glassholes for nothing. Recently, a relative of ours came back from Universal's theme park in Orlando complaining that everyone was carrying selfie sticks.

For those who have slept through 2014 and the opening months of this year, a selfie stick resembles a broomstick with a contraption at the end that holds your smartphone safely in place. It allows you to snap a selfie of a large group (which defeats the purpose of taking a selfie) but also can get in the way of people standing nearby. The sticks have been banned at museums in New York and in U.K. football arenas.

Disney executives have been worried that the selfie sticks pose a threat to both those using them and to innocent bystanders. Disney cast members have been instructed by Disney brass via an intra-company memo, to ask guests with a selfie stick if they could stow them away before entering a ride or attraction. Those using the stick while on a rise or in the middle of an attraction will be alerted embarrassed by an announcement over the PA system to put away the selfie stick until the show or ride comes to an end.

Selfie sticks are still ok to use in other parts of the park. If you are inside a ride or attraction at a Disney park and are asked to put away your selfie stick, don't get Goofy about it. Just follow the directions for the protection of  your family and others as well. Ironically, selfie sticks made with the images of Disney characters are available for purchase.


Thanks for the tip!

source: WDWNewsToday

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12 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

LOL... Just, LOL!

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude Selfie Sticks are the Anti-christ! They are EVIL & must be banned from the world. The inventor is none other than satan! Disney, you have done the right thing!!!!! +1

2. slev_ad

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Good :P

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That last sentence really sums up why Disney is banning the selfie stick and the reason why they don't want you to use on a ride. They want to take a picture from their stationary camera fixed on the rides so that they can later milk a further $10 for those pictures once you're done riding. Its all about the money and not about the 'innocent bystanders'

5. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Had to pay $20 for my picture, and extra $10 for the second one.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow ! That's a bit steep ! I haven' been to Disney but at other amusement parks I just take a picture from my phone when they display it on screen after the ride is over. PS. They do scream, 'Sir, please dont take a picture of the picture!'. But I don't care and snap few shots when displayed on their screen. What are they gonna do ?! Call police ? LOL

7. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I did that as well, but my wife, sister, and sistet in law's reactions were hilarious that i had to pay and frame them when i get back home. At Diseny it's another story, maybe they gave up on screaming at people, but no one told me not to take pictures of the photos displayed on the screen.

4. Sauce5 unregistered

I would assume people wouldn't want to get smacked by a stray Note 4 or 6 Plus in the face when riding down a coaster. I mean..unless getting bricks thrown at your face is your cup of tea.

8. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Faith in humanity restored.

10. gaming64 unregistered

Disneyland "Bringing terror and measles since the 1950's!" A huge LOL

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You can't fix stupid. Well, it would make for a good sword fight, at Pirates Of The Caribbean attraction.

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

"Ironically, selfie sticks made with the images of Disney characters are available for purchase." Lol.

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