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    Well for all these theme parks, if CWP holders aren't welcomed, then by extension, neither is my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico387 View Post
    Forget about any weapons at any Disney properties. They now have magnetometers at all entrances and treat all guests as suspicious characters. If you are found to have a weapon in any of the resorts, you may find yourself being banned for life. At the park gate, they will escort you to your car and invite you to leave and return another day without your weapon. My wife and I visited the Magic Kingdom in May 2017 and at that time, they were in the process of installing the magnetometers. They had two up and running with more to be installed. There were random checks unless someone looked like a cop. Then, they singled them out for a more thorough check. A conversation with a guard revealed what they look for and he said cops were the biggest violators of their weapons policy. If you are a local LEO, you can check your weapon at the front desk, but CWP holders are not welcome. They have armed guards in the park, but remember- they are there to protect the park's interests, not yours. If you get robbed in the parking lot, tough. And btw-Anyone with an untucked Columbia shirt is a marked man.
    I will definitely be carrying while at the resort. I will be carrying an appropriately sized gun concealed, so unless they have metal detectors at the hotel, it shouldn't be an issue. From what I understand, it is legal regardless.

    I am a DVC owner, so it would be interesting to see how a "ban for life" would work. Worst case, I would just pull the trigger on reselling my ownership interest, which I have been considering anyways since the kids are getting older and will soon be more interested in trips to places other than Disney.

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    Follow-up

    Just a quick follow-up on the Disney parks for anyone who is interested.

    Animal Kingdom = Went through the "no bags" line. Nobody asked me to go to a metal detector, and I breezed right through to the park.

    Epcot = I had a backpack, so went through the bag check, but was not asked to go through the metal detectors.

    Hollywood Studios = Same as Epcot.

    Magic Kingdom = Rode the monorail from the Grand Floridian resort. Bag check and everyone had to go through a metal detector before boarding the monorail.

    The metal detectors were pretty sensitive (my daughter's metal framed sunglasses set them off).

    The bag checks were a joke. Just a cursory glance inside each compartment. If you had any hidden compartments or were just clever about packing, then it would be simply to bring a small gun or knife in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico387 View Post
    Forget about any weapons at any Disney properties. They now have magnetometers at all entrances and treat all guests as suspicious characters.
    Is this true at the hotels and other areas as well? I understand they have security screening at the entrance to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. But we will likely be staying on property and also walking / taking tram around the resort. Are the magnetometers only at entrances to the theme parks? Or do they exist elsewhere on the resort (e.g. at hotels, buses, trams, downtown Disney)?
    Last edited by xwing; 05-17-2019 at 12:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve48 View Post
    SD, as Brian said, the biggest issue is that you must comply if asked to leave the premises after your firearm is noticed. That being the case, and since Disney does try to keep firearms out, you might want to consider whether carrying there is worth the possibility of having your day interrupted.
    Day screwed up and the loss of a HUGE amount of admission money.

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    I hope a nesting bird did not attack you and cause brain damage, they seem pretty violent there!!

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    If your staying anywhere on mouse property you can be stopped for carrying. Their rules extend to all of their property. Some areas have detectors some don't. Expect a friendly LE encounter if you get made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberphobia View Post
    I hope a nesting bird did not attack you and cause brain damage, they seem pretty violent there!!


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    I spent a week there a year ago at the Contemporary hotel. I was searched every time I walked into each park. I had cargo shorts on and had to empty my pockets each time. The safe in the hotel room was large enough for my Glock 26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexV View Post
    I spent a week there a year ago at the Contemporary hotel. I was searched every time I walked into each park. I had cargo shorts on and had to empty my pockets each time. The safe in the hotel room was large enough for my Glock 26.
    Good luck using hotel “safes”. Might be better to store in a locked car. At least then you control the access. But maybe not always possible if you don’t have a vehicle there.

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