First they banned them on rides, now Disney has taken it a step further and will ban all selfie sticks from Disney World theme parks, water parks and DisneyQuest.
Starting next Tuesday, June 30, when guests are seen at bag check or in the park with selfie sticks, a cast member will escort the guest to Guest Services where their stick will be taken and held until they are ready to leave the park.
Disney said in a statement to their cast members, “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. The use of selfie sticks also compromises our ability to deliver on The Four Keys Basics: Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency.”
Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland will also ban selfie sticks starting on July 1.
There’s no word on a park-wide ban at Tokyo Disneyland or Disneyland Resort in California, although they already have signs banning them on rides. No other theme parks in Florida currently ban selfie sticks.
UPDATE: June 26, 2015 – Disneyland Resort theme parks in California will also be banning selfie sticks starting June 30, 2015.