Security Enhanced at Disney Park as Guests Gather to Protest

Credit: Twitter/@DLPReport

Security has been enhanced today at one Disney Park as Guests have gathered to protest the theme park reservation system implemented by Disney.

Walt Disney World Resort introduced the new system, the Park Pass Reservation System, for the first time when the Florida parks reopened following a nearly 4-month-long closure in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic in July 2020. As with anything new, the saying goes, “It takes some getting used to,” but some fans simply can’t get comfortable with a system that limits the time they can spend in their happy place.

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Early on Saturday, Guests gathered just outside the gates at Disneyland Paris to protest the park reservation system, following a beefing-up of security at the Parisian park in preparation for the protests.


Credit: Twitter/@DLPReport

While The Walt Disney Company may tout its new park reservations system as an effective means of crowd control, many fans feel like the system is limiting–especially Guests who spend thousands of dollars on annual passes for themselves and their families. They’re told there are “no blockout dates,” when in reality, every date that’s already booked full is blocked out.

“No blockout dates” seems a misnomer at best.

Per another tweet from @DLPReport, Disney had already enhanced its security on Saturday, so as to be prepared for the potential demonstrations: “Security has been enhanced at the Resort’s checkpoints due to potential demonstrations outside Disney property against the park reservation system.”

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So far, the protesters have been peaceful as they’ve gathered just outside the park at the nearby train station. They’ve also garnered the support of many who are reading about their plight on Twitter.

User @MatthewRansley responded to the tweet from @DLPReport, tweeting: “Good on them. Worst thing ever introduced. Annual passes aren’t annual we should boycott and not renew I certainly won’t be until this system is gone.”

And Matthew’s sentiment is shared by other Disneyland Paris fans, as well as fans of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more news related to the protests becomes available.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!