Disney starts banning selfie sticks throughout its theme parks
posted by Florin T. / Jun 26, 2015, 4:53 PM
Love them or hate them, selfie sticks have quickly become smartphone accessories that many people are frequently carrying around. But using a selfie stick isn't always safe, that's why Disney is now starting to completely forbid these accessories on the premises of its theme parks.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Disney announced that, starting June 30, it would ban selfie sticks at the Disney World Resort in Florida, as well as at its water parks, DisneyQuest, and at the Disneyland Resort in California. Starting July 1, selfie sticks will also be banned from Disney's theme parks in Paris and Hong Kong.
Previously, Disney had banned selfie sticks only from rides and attractions, but not form other park areas. After the new policy takes effect, those who want to visit Disney's parks carrying selfie sticks will have to leave them at the entrance.
Disney parks aren't the only places where selfie sticks present a safety issue, thus being banned. The accessories are also banned at New York museums, football stadiums in the UK, and likely other places that we currently don't know of.
source: The Orlando Sentinel via The Verge
Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015
Good, I've always hated these things
posted on Jun 26, 2015, 5:04 PM 13
Yup,, it's a stupid thing. I feel it's selfish and so self-centered, what about other people privacy and safety?! Damn stupid stick.
posted on Jun 26, 2015, 5:11 PM 3
Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014
Whoever invented the selfie sticks should be burned by Qualcomm...
posted on Jun 26, 2015, 5:48 PM 9
Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011
It's because Disney has their own employees walking around taking pictures with you standing next to Mickey Mouse for $5...yes they will ban all camera's & yes they have raised admission 45% in 5 year's. Walt Disney was a racist, & just a terrible human. I
posted on Jun 26, 2015, 7:00 PM 1
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):