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Metal detectors being added to security screening process at Walt
Disney World Resort.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —Walt Disney World Resort will be adding metal detectors as part
of new visible and non-visible security measures being implemented at Disney theme parks.
“We continually review our comprehensive approach to security and are implementing
additional security measures, as appropriate," Disney said in a statement Thursday.

Over the past few weeks, the parks have added more uniformed law enforcement as well as
specially trained dogs in key areas.

In addition to the screening process already in place as guests enter the parks, guests could
be randomly selected for a secondary screening using a metal detector.

Among the security measures being implemented, Disney has stopped the sale of toy guns,
including squirt guns at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. These items are also no longer
allowed in the theme parks in order to prevent confusion for park staff and security.

Disney's costume policy is also being modified: guests 14 and older will no longer be allowed
to wear them at the theme parks.

Universal Orlando Resort on Thursday said it has begun testing metal detection at its theme
parks. It has long used metal detectors for special events, such as Halloween Horror Nights. A
spokesperson there said the testing is a natural progression for the parks as it studies "best
practices for security in today's world."

SeaWorld Orlando in a statement Thursday also said guests can expect wand metal detector
checks as they enter the park.

"We are enhancing security measures for the busy holiday season, including increased
security presence both inside and outside the parks," the statement from SeaWorld Orlando
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