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"It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."
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The house of the mouse forbids firearms.
I'm not sure about Universal.
And the kicker is Disney is legally a town with it's very own PD.
Gun control is hitting what you aim at
I had the family at Disney Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom last week. Although I did not see any no guns signs, they were checking purses and bags. For all I know they were looking for stowaways. If you were to go with a pocket carry or something similar you should have no problem taking a handgun in the park but there is the issue of a suitable backstop if you need to shoot. Another thkng to consider is that Splash Mountain will may get you and your chosen arm very wet.
As for going to Orlando in general, I think it is wise to be armed at all times there. I just get the feeling it is one of the less safe places that I visit on a regular basis.
What I referred to was info that is years old (much earlier than 9/11/01) and was relayed on a private LE forum by a local officer who occasionally got called to Disney (I wasn't referring to any other attraction down there).
I've never been there (no children and don't do amusement parks), and I would hope that policies have changed after 9/11/01.
So, I'll take your word for it wrt what may be going on down there now.
A timely discussion, it appears:Gotta love it.Three teens and two adults were arrested at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom after deputies said they spat on guests, cursed and brawled with an Orange County deputy, according to a report released Monday.
The arrests took place at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday, after Rose Dipietro, 20, Brian Guilfoil, 19, and three teens, all of Shirley, New York, were detained by Disney security for being unruly and possibly drunk, according to a sheriff's report.
The group threatened the security officers, who called for help from sheriff's deputies. When one deputy tried to intercede, Guilfoil pushed the deputy while his companions rushed into the fray, the report states.
Security guards and deputies rushed to the deputy's aid, and the deputy used his stun gun against a 17-year-old girl.. The five suspected brawlers were arrested for felony battery on a law enforcement officer and other related charges.
Dipietro and Guilfoil were booked into Orange County Jail, where they were released Monday afternoon on $2,300 bail each.
The teens -- girls 17 and 16 and a 14-year-old boy -- were taken to the county's juvenile detention facility.
I was asked to put my gun back in my vehicle when they found my S&W .460 4"
Was at Universal in March '07 - just checked bags - there were no metal detectors or frisking. Also, there were no signs of any kind.
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Ok I go to disney all the time since I live about 45 minutes away and I am a season ticket holder. I do carry a .38 in my pocket at the park. Now inside the park I would not worry about crime, but in the parking lot I want my gun. They have had some robberies in the parking lot and some aggravated assaults, don't really know what this involved, but Disney really doesn't like to release any bad press.
Now the minute you leave the Disney properties you better be armed and be very alert of your surroundings. Just a couple of weeks ago a German couple was robbed at their hotel the man was beat the woman was forced to open the safe and then they raped her and pistol whipped her, another man was also robbed in his hotel room nearby. Lots of people I have talked to say that as tourist season gets going it gets alot worse in the tourist trap areas. The crack heads have to get money for their drugs.
But I would carry always down here, if they catch you all they can do is tell you to leave and you have to leave.
1. Were you already in the park or at the entrance?
2. How did they find out about it?
3. How were you carrying it?
4. In a state where the chance of attack by a bear is very slim what is the tactical reasoning behind your choice? I am not saying you can't carry it but I really think it is not an ideal CCW weapon.