Disney Increases Security at Walt Disney World After Another Gun Attempt

Another guest attempted to enter Disney’s Animal Kingdom today, October 26th.  This time the gun was found during bag check, which is required for all guests with bags.  23 year old Baleigh Turner had a gun in backpack, and claimed that she had a conceal and carry permit, which actually expired in January.  Guns are not allowed inside Walt Disney Parks under any circumstances.  She was arrested and is being held on a $2000 bond.

This isn’t the first occurrence in recent days, but actually the 3rd attempt in just over a week.  Due to safety concerns after these incidents, Disney has decided to require that all guests will now go through the metal detectors to ensure that they aren’t carrying guns with them. Disney takes safety seriously, and the volume of these incidents can’t be taken lightly.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!