travel

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.

This article was written by: Rachel Baker – Click to follow on Twitter; or you can follow her at The Crafty Veteran on Bloglovin. You can also follow her writing about women veteran interests at Shield Sisters

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

IBM’s Watson’s Possible New Job: Tour Guide

April 16, 2015 jobs

A team of IBM researchers developed an app that allowed museum goers a uniquely technically guided tour powered by Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy! in 2011. One must ask, how many actual tour guides lose their jobs if the Watson tour guide app, Usher, is available to the public? Here’s the Article: IBM’s Watson […]

Read the full article →

The Quietest Spots in America

February 27, 2015 health

I truly love this article because in this busy world we live in, its nice to know there are very quiet places we can find solitude…even if it means traveling hundreds of miles from home, at least solitude is reachable. Here’s the Article: Mapped: These are the quietest spots in America If you want some […]

Read the full article →

There Are 300,000 Pieces Of Garbage Orbiting Earth

January 23, 2015 environment

Anyone else have a problem with us junking up space before we actually even get there (because let’s be honest, we haven’t even really begun exploring the “Final Frontier.” Why haven’t we figured out how to re-capture our junk and then use it for recycling purposes? Doesn’t it seem like we could figure this out […]

Read the full article →

Indiana Wind Farm on Rt I65

January 8, 2015 environment

Below is a good article with some interesting information about the Wind Farms in Indiana. If you are traveling up or down I65, you may want to pay close attention around the West Layfayette area. Day or night, you can’t miss them. Read More: Travel Point of Interest: Indiana Wind Farm I65 When I got […]

Read the full article →

The Best Day Of The Week To Buy Plane Tickets

January 6, 2015 holiday

This is an article about a travel study that shows when the best day during the week to purchase a plane ticket would be. Read more: The Best Day Of The Week To Buy Plane Tickets Tuesday is the day to buy plane tickets. That’s what I’ve always been told by “those in the know.” […]

Read the full article →

Why Americans are predicted to vacation in Detroit and Denver

January 5, 2015 news

I know, we all just got back from holiday travel – and we are all tired…but let’s face it, we are also already looking towards summer travel so we can save up in the coming months. Here is a great article on some INCONUS (in the continental US) travel that maybe you haven’t considered. Read […]

Read the full article →

Things Travelers Should Know When Planning A Trip

January 4, 2015 news

Here are some great trips you should remember when considering your 2015 vacations. Read more: 15 things travelers should know when planning a trip in 2015 If we had a crystal ball, using its intelligence to figure out how to be a thriftier, smarter, trendier traveler would bring a big payoff. We don’t have such […]

Read the full article →

Homeless guides show tourists a ‘hidden’ Barcelona

January 3, 2015 gifts

On the surface, this seems like it would be a very odd tour to take. That said, I think it would also be incredibly enlightening and interesting and if ever city in every tourist place in the world had one, maybe we’d be much better off as a global society. Read more: Sin City shatters […]

Read the full article →