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  1. #31
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    Disney joke

    The park entrance search is like someone said "theater". I carry a P32 just for these type ocassions, but my wife threatened me with "that look" in her eye about carrying in the parks. We stayed at the "All star movies" resort and used the bus system. The disney hotels have safes in the rooms, so I stored my toys there unless we were going out to eat or off property. I only carried pepper spray and a Gerber Para frame in the parks.

    I have heard that Disney has its own "SWAT" type teams to deal with threats. I guarantee they are looking into the new airport scanning tech that can "see through" clothes from a distance.
    They have lockers near the front of the parks for those who don't like walking through those big parking lots unarmed, but don't want to risk getting banned for life from the Mouse House (my kids would never forgive me).

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    I actually went to DW last year. It's the one place I felt completely secure "without" my firearm. However, I stayed in the park the whole trip and road the shuttle to and from the resort hotel.

    It's great to carry "outside" of the park. But inside DW, I felt completely safe. (Maybe because it's the happiest place on earth?)

    I actually think Disney does an outstanding job with an "unseen" security force.

  4. Policy is no weapons...

    At the entrance to DisneyLand my folding knife was clipped to my pocket....at the bag check someone saw it and asked me to take it out. I did and was informed I could not enter the park with it. So rather than ride the tram back to the parking lot to leave it in the car....I just walked away...put it in my pocket and strolled right in through another gate no problem. Policy is about effective as most gun laws. But as stated...it's private property...so even if you aren't violating any laws..they can and will ask you to leave if you are "discovered". No metal detectors at DLand as of about 3 years ago.

    For those who tried to search ...here it is...no weapons OF ANY KIND...

    FAQ | Theme Parks | Walt Disney World Resort

    Another reason not to go....wife was just telling me that for our family of four to go for 3 days or so would be about $750....just to get into the park!!! I said...I don't think so...love my kids and all but that's insane!!

  5. #34
    This is the same subject, but a different area, I approached in another forum. I would feel safe once inside the Magic Kingdom. Issue is the parking lots, especially at night. I would want to carry to and from the gate, but then what? Maybe they need a 'check your firearms here' sign. So then you carry inside the park so you can feel safe returning to your vehicle.

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    lockers

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalfan View Post
    This is the same subject, but a different area, I approached in another forum. I would feel safe once inside the Magic Kingdom. Issue is the parking lots, especially at night. I would want to carry to and from the gate, but then what? Maybe they need a 'check your firearms here' sign. So then you carry inside the park so you can feel safe returning to your vehicle.
    I believe all the parks have rental lockers just inside the front entrances. You would still need to crash the gate.
    Disney is very ant-guni and allergic to any possible bad PR. They also do not want to take on any liability so I don't think they will ever make it easy for permit holders.

  7. Easy to carry

    I was there last week, carried each day. As others have said, bags will be checked, but saw no one patted down or asked to empty pockets. Never saw any metal detectors, etc.

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    January 19 2010.
    Was at Disney This weekend to See some Family in States. I Carried MY Glock 19 as always. I Did not see any signs saying NO FIREARMS, nor ANY Armed Security people.
    There is a Bag Check, and they went thru back packs, fanny packs and shoulder bags...They even asked to see inside my small camera case.
    I had my Glock 19 in an Apache Ankle holster. I had a Bladetech Foloder in my pocket, that I slipped down, so the clip didnt show. No Metal scanners nor pat downs.. it's private property.
    For those that are of the prepared mind-set, I HIGHLY Recommend a Flash-Lite. Small on your belt. Several people in my party commented how dark it was inside the park... That is so you can see the neon signs. I understand, but I could imagine if there was a black-out. It would be hard to get around...also, if you are inside a ride, and the power went out, yes, stay in the ride...blah blah blah,,,but after 3 hours you might want to try and walk out... Have a Light!

    My Opinion is Worthless, My Experience is Handy.
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    Interesting point about a flash light. Having spent a lot of time at Disneyworld over the past 20 years, it seems that they get darker and darker each year. I attribute it to the major change over to LED lighting and other cutbacks in an attempt to save money. As Glock9 notes, recently it seems that after dark there are many areas that are almost tough to see to get around and times that having a light would help. Also, I have been in Disney during a blackout and although emergency lighting is prevalent everywhere, having your own light may be a good idea.

    Just don't light up the inside of space mountain while you are on the ride or it may get you a free escort to the front gate.

    ps: again, carrying in Disney is NOT officially sanctioned and getting found out will get you evicted from the park. Again in my opinion, carrying is not a good idea because you cannot trust your instincts to know what your backstop is. Most stone walls in Disney are NOT stone walls, etc. and anyone with half an ounce of training knows you should never fire your weapon without KNOWING what your backstop is, meaning carrying a weapon in Disney is useless because you will never be educated in their construction enough to confidently or safely fire. As noted, I've been in there for 20 years and I don't know which walls are real or not when they are behind the subject.

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    2beararms WROTE: ps: again, carrying in Disney is NOT officially sanctioned and getting found out will get you evicted from the park. Again in my opinion, carrying is not a good idea because you cannot trust your instincts to know what your backstop is. Most stone walls in Disney are NOT stone walls, etc. and anyone with half an ounce of training knows you should never fire your weapon without KNOWING what your backstop is, meaning carrying a weapon in Disney is useless because you will never be educated in their construction enough to confidently or safely fire. As noted, I've been in there for 20 years and I don't know which walls are real or not when they are behind the subject.

    2Bears... Good Point. It's a Great Topic, as I traveled to Disney from outside the USA to be with my family and their children, I would have been embarrassed if I was turned away at gate for not knowing. I read this thread and took my chances with the wonderful No Search Status.
    As far as your comment on training and knowing your back-stop. I can not agree at all (politely) ... How Many Police shooting can you think of where the Police open up on suspect...Do they check their Back stops? NO, The Opponent is the Backstop or should be in a self defense shooting...I will not mention Military/Security applications, as collateral damage is sometimes even a necessary outcome to escape the situation. One would Never "Open Fire" or Spray and Pray in a corwd anyway... Especially with the common .38 snubs and .380 pistols legal people carry for Self Defense.
    My issue with carry in the park was that Disney, as you know, is HUGE... NO Security could Keep weapons or explosives out of that Park.. Its VAST with open land and no fences. It's a dark thought, but that is the planning motto... plan for the worse and hope for the best...
    My carry of a firearm is not for the idle street crime in Disney. Never even sensed any low low levels of crime. Yes, I could see Police and Security having problems in "Adult Disney" After Dark...where the Night clubs are...I'm sure drugs and Weapons are a problem. I'm thinking It would be for worst case attack... similar to the USA workers shooting spree, College student shooting spree...church member Shooting spree, Disgruntled employee shooting spree...etc etc.
    In that Case, it's gather MY Family to cover and Wait it out...But I'd Rather wait it out with Protection.
    Deep cover Holster and mindset to have a great day and enjoy the Mouse...

    God Bless. Stay Safe. CAPTAIN

  11. I recently visited the the Magic Kingdom and Animal Park last Christmas (12/09). I carried a P229 in a holster in a Maxpedition Gearslinger. My pack was searched at both gates and the pistol was never detected. I would advise people not to bring a firearm into any of the parks. It is a hassle and the parks are relatively safe.

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