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Disney: Leave The Selfie Sticks in the Car

by Rachel Baker on June 26, 2015

When I heard about this, I wasn’t sure if the reason was going to make sense. However, one can completely see how the safety of other people in the park and the Disney character cast could certainly be a concern.

Disney isn’t the only attraction company to do this. Museums (Smithsonian museums and galleries, MOMA in New York, the Art Institute in Chicago, the Getty Center in LA), sporting event locations (from the Colosseum in Rome to the soccer stadiums in Brazil, to the Kentucky Derby and Wimbledon), and music festivals (like Lollapalooza and Coachella) have all banned selfie-sticks because of the hazards they may cause to other event guests.

Read More: Disney joins growing number of venues banning selfie sticks.

Citing safety concerns, the sticks will no longer be allowed inside any of Walt Disney World’s four Florida parks and two Disneyland parks in California, as well as DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive in Orlando. Disney hotels and resorts will still allow the devices.

The selfie-stick ban in Disney’s U.S. parks starts Tuesday. The sticks will be banned from Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disney on July 1.

“We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,” Disney spokeswoman Kim Prunty said in a statement.

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