Last updated: 01:00 PM ET, Thu October 27 2016

Two People Arrested at Disney Theme Parks for Carrying Guns

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | October 27, 2016

Two People Arrested at Disney Theme Parks for Carrying Guns

Photo: Mugshots of Michael Langston, Baleigh Turner. (Photo via Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

On Monday, two guests were arrested at Walt Disney World amusement parks in Florida for attempting to carry concealed weapons into the facilities.

According to NBCMiami.com, the two suspects—61-year-old Michael Langston of Louisiana and 23-year-old Baleigh Turner of Alabama—have been charged with attempting to carry concealed firearms as a result of the incidents.

Langston was attempting to enter the Epcot theme park when a Disney security officer selected him for a random metal detector screening. The man told the security guard about his weapon and an off-duty Orange County deputy was called to the scene, according to WESH.com.

As a result of the discovery, Langston was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a concealed firearm and was issued a trespassing warning from all Disney World properties following his arrest.

As for Turner, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting she was trying to enter Disney's Animal Kingdom when a security guard found the weapon while checking her backpack. The gun was in a holster and loaded with a six-round magazine.

Turner told authorities that she had a license to carry a concealed weapon in Alabama, but it was discovered that the permit had expired in January. She was also arrested on charges of carrying a concealed firearm.

After being taken to jail, both were released on $2,000 bonds. All Disney amusement parks have banned guns of any type, and guests with permits can still face trespassing charges if discovered with a weapon on Disney property.

Disney officials have refused to comment about the incidents.

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