Disney starts banning selfie sticks throughout its theme parks


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

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18 Comments

1. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Good, I've always hated these things

2. Hashed unregistered

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.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Safety, yes. Privacy... I guess they should ban all cameras. Selfish and self center? Selfie stick can actually cure that.

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So, can I duct tape my phone to my ASP baton or tonfa and still enter the Epcot Center?

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No!!! And to think I just bought my Motorola luxury selfie stick!!! :P I'm glad people are banning these things.

5. Blazers

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Good. Now they can go back to the old fashioned way of asking someone to take their picture.

7. waddup121 unregistered

Make a selfie stick via balloons kekekekekeke

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Whoever invented the selfie sticks should be burned by Qualcomm...

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So funny that i forgot to laugh.....

15. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm not joking.

18. ahfoun

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Damn funny, hahah..

9. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

UNVACCINATED patrons @ Disney Parks are way more dangerous to others' health than any Selfie-stick!

10. gaming64 unregistered

For too long people would rather remember moments from still images than from the joy, lights, and memory. People are beginning to do that now. Thank you Disney for banning selfie sticks.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the rides is more dangerous than a stick..disney is B.S.

13. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Should stock up on selfie sticks before they become illegal. 2 words, Expandable Batons.

14. mike2959

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

16. theo14461 unregistered

Whatever Walt was into in his personal life, shouldn't be a concern today. I'm all for the banning of the sticks. People will only hurt themselves.

17. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

First time I saw selfie-stick pictures done on rides, I knew this was going to happen, no surprise at all, too dang dangerous.

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