As Dangerous and Illegal Behavior Increases, Disney World Adds New Security Measure – Effective Immediately

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When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World Resort, there are certain expectations that guests have. After all, from Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom, guests are expecting to have a dream vacation while visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Not only are guests expecting to have an amazing, but they’re also expecting to feel 100% safe while visiting.

Guests Expect to Feel 100% Safe While Visiting Disney World, But It’s Become a Tall Order…

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Unfortunately, in this day and age, it’s difficult to feel wholly safe while in a public, crowded place in the United States. But Disney security does an amazing job screening guests, and anything resembling a weapon is not allowed within the Walt Disney Parks.

Still, guest behavior can make it difficult to feel perfectly safe while visiting. Fist fights and verbal screaming matches may not be common for Walt Disney World, but they’re not impossible. But most commonly, guests find themselves the victim of theft while on a Disney World vacation, especially with the addition of MagicBands.

MagicBands: The Niftiest Gadgets and Gizmos Disney’s Ever Made!


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We won’t deny it: Disney’s MagicBand and MagicBand+ wristbands are incredibly convenient. Guests can use them to do anything between checking into the Walt Disney Parks to unlocking their Disney Resort hotel rooms. They can also be used to make purchases once a card has been linked to them.

But there’s one massive drawback when it comes to MagicBands: their overall security.

Despite being on the more expensive side of Disney souvenirs, these nifty little gadgets and gizmos come unsnapped and fall off of guests’ wrists all the time.

The Thing About the MagicBands…

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At first glance, this sounds like a huge bummer, but in reality, it’s a actually huge security issue! After all, dropping a MagicBand that has a card linked to it is like leaving one’s credit or debit card on the ground.

So, it comes as no surprise to hear that some guests have used other people’s MagicBands to make purchases, essentially committing fraud. Luckily, Disney security has finally added a new measure.

Rise In Theft and Fraud Have Forced Disney to Add New Security Measures

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The latest reports are in, stating that payment scanners located at Disney store registers now include a tiny camera. As guests scan their credit cards, debit cards, and MagicBands, this tiny camera will prevent any cases of fraud and theft, making guests feel safer while visiting.

In the event that you lose a MagicBand that has been linked with a card, be sure to find a Cast Member who will guide you through the next best steps.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.