Disney Joins the No Selfie Stick Revolution
In March, museums across the country started to ban selfie sticks. You know, those annoying two- to four-foot long sticks that hold your phone or GoPro away from you for a better selfie shot?
Soon after, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Wimbledon, and Churchill Downs all banned the sticks as well, citing safety issues, delcaring them a nuisance, or both, and therefore not welcome at their attractions.
Now, the House of Mouse has joined the club. Disney announced last Friday by placing signs outside the Magic Kingdom's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Space Mountain in Orlando, Florida's Disney World and in front of the the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Anaheim, California's Disneyland.
Unofficially, selfie sticks had been banned on rides for some time, in deference to what should be obvious safety reasons. Enforcement was limited to a reminders to guests from cast members, but after several incidents in which rides needed to be stopped due to selfie sticks, Disney felt a stronger approach was warranted. Hence the signs.
Disney said in an email that the signs are, "just a continuation of our communication efforts at a few key attractions."
Where do you think the next banning of seflie sticks happen? Do you own one yourself? Should the park just put up with them? Let me know in the comments below.
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