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Disney Security and Guns

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Raleigh Glocker, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Raleigh Glocker

    Raleigh Glocker

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    The other Disney security thread prompted me to post something that I heard just a few days ago, when I was at Epcot. I was hanging out at the back entrance, waiting to meet family walking from our room at the Beach Club, and making small talk with the security guys there. I asked one how his day was going, and he replied, "oh, it's been a day of bozos" or something to that effect.

    He proceded to tell me that he had a guy come to his entrance and ask where he could check his gun. Before I could ask what he thought was wrong with that, he then said they had a guy at the main entrance caught trying to sneak a gun in at the bag check. When he was told he couldn't bring it into the park, he went into full 2A a-hole activist mode (my words, not his), trying to get in anyway and saying that it was his Constitutional right.

    Well, the sheriff's department is always right there, and they hauled the guy to their cell they have at the entrance and locked him up for trespassing because he wouldn't leave when asked. Apparently, it was quite a scene at a very busy time where a lot of people became quite concerned that a MWAG was agitated and arguing with security and LEOs. Who knows if it will end up on Youtube.

    Now, I think that guy might have influenced the guards perception of the guy simply asking to check his gun at the entrance, but it was interesting to me to see that apparently this isn't something they deal with frequently. I honestly would've thought that both situations would be at least common enough not to be mentionable when asked "how was your day."
     
  2. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    You aren't patted down when entering the parks, only bags searched. CCW on your person, and they will never know.
     

  3. Numismatist

    Numismatist 5-Stand!

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    Disney is a separate fully incorporated and legal city in Florida. They may have their own ordinance about firearms. I'd be curious to know the official statement from Disney about CCW in the parks.
     
  4. ray9898

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    .....and just think. The vast majority of people don't care about guns one way or the other, they are on the fence so to speak. You have two minority groups that are activists, one for gun rights and the other for gun control. Those who are on the fence are influenced by people like that who are asserting their 'rights' and it prods them into forming an opinion.
     
  5. norm357

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    Got cite for that?
     
  6. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    It's not, as far as I know, it's park of Lake Buena Vista.
     
  7. Numismatist

    Numismatist 5-Stand!

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    The link won't work for me.
     
  8. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    According to their website, it's not a city, but a "public corporation of the State of Florida" and a "special taxing district".
     
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    Yes, I believe they have the power to develop their own building codes and ordinances. I don't know IF there is any ordinance regarding firearms, I'm just saying I'd like to know their official stance.
     
  10. Morris

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    Might be thinking of Celebration.
     
  11. eclark53520

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    Legally, i have no idea...but you are not patted down, nor are you put through a metal detector entering the parks.


    I did hear a story(do not know the accuracy) that a man was 'made' while attempting to enter one of the parks. Apparently the plain clothes security guard saw him pulling on his shirt tail and asked him to remove the weapon and secure it. Again, this is just what i've heard.
     
  12. Spartacus100

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    In case anyone wants to know...This is from the Disneyworld.com website: Shortened for space....Its also prohibited by state law here in Texas...

    Are there any personal items I should not bring with me into the theme parks?
    Items that you may not bring into the theme parks include but are not limited to:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Weapons of any kind
    • Folding chairs
    • Glass containers (excluding baby food jars and perfume bottles)
    • Pets (unless they are service animals)
     
  13. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Yes, but in Florida, that has no force of law.
     
  14. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Celebration was developed by Disney, but is now it's own independent city.


    Edit, nevermind, it's not an independent city, I was wrong.
     
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    Wow...had no idea. just saw it on their site. Unfortunately, carry in an amusement park is prohibited in Texas....
     
  16. GoBigOrange

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    This has been discussed in length on the Florida forum. It is perfectly legal to carry at Disney. However, if you get caught and they ask you to leave then you must leave. If you don't then you are trespassing and can be charged.
     
  17. w1mnk

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    Florida law prohibits municipalities and counties from enacting firearms laws. Existing local laws are being dropped left and right to prevent monetary fines from the state. That being said, if the park itself is private property then they have the right to set "rules" prohibiting anything. The only recourse is educating Disney and boycotting. Good luck with that.
     
  18. Carrys

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    Which is why the nimrod was arrested for trespassing when he went into a tirade/tantrum instead of leaving as asked me thinks.
     
  19. mixflip

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    I have to admit... I carry 7 days a week, pretty much every waking moment lol. It did feel strange not having a gun or a knife on me when we went to Disneyland last year but the feeling faded as we enjoyed our day in the park with my wife and kids. It was nice to unplug for a day.

    Im sure one day there will be an active shooter or a Mumbai India style terrorist attack on a highly populated theme park some day... but at the moment Im not going to push my 2A right to carry in the park.

    It truly is just about the only place I go that I dont carry and for the record I carry in banks, hospitals, schools, city and state bldgs and casinos etc etc.

    I usually dont like to leave my safety up to chance, luck, hope or statistics but in this case I might have a better chance at getting hit by lightning, winning the lotto or getting bit by a shark.

    But then again, Mr. Murphy is always out there...
     
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  20. Bodyarmorguy

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    No it's not.