If you have been to Walt Disney World recently then you will know that the Selfie Sticks have been taking over the kingdom more than Anna and Elsa! These simple gadgets allow guests to take great single and group photos without having to bother another guest. As with most things, guests have found a way to mess up a good idea. As you have seen, guests are now using these sticks not only for a great photo in front of the castle, but also before the drop on Tower of Terror, and to get a more up close photo of animals on the safari. These practices have been upsetting other guests as well as pose a possible harm to the user, guests around them and even the ride itself.
Walt Disney World made an announcement today that effective today, guests will no longer be able to use selfie sticks on rides and attractions due to safety concerns and the well being of the guest around. Cast members are advising people to keep the sticks tucked away during the ride. If a guest is caught using the stick, the attendant can advise the guest to put the stick away and even stop the ride for the safety of the guest and others on the attraction.
At this time the sticks are still allowed in other areas of the parks such as parade routes and in front of attractions. I feel like it is only a matter of time before we see the ban of these sticks throughout the parks here in Orlando!
What do you think? Did Disney make the right move? Comment below and let me know!
I’m shocked they weren’t banned all over the park. I’ve been waiting for the first story about someone beating someone with one.
I used my selfiestick as a tripod and keep my camera staedy during a ride. The movies came out awesome. I never thought about using it to film myself on a ride and have it far in front of me. Too bad there are people who don’t know how to use it safe.
I think they should be banned completely! We were at Hollywood Studios for the Stunt Show, way up in the nose-bleed seats and this female about hit me with her stick, trying to get her ‘family photo.’ I was quite ready to beat her with it if she had hit me. Seriously.
I hope they do away with the selfie sticks all together in the parks