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    My family and another are planning a trip to Disney in FL this spring. Any body have any experience carrying there? Are there signs posted banning CC? Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    I don't think that they allow guns.

    Here's a thread from a while back.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ney-world.html
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    I have carried in Disney. Disney itself is very safe. Just keep in mind that walls are not solid. Nothing is what it appears. Thousands of people in confined area. Downtown Orlando is were a gun may come into play.

    There are no signs prohibiting. There is a line for bag check where The Mickey Mouse security guards will poke quickly thru the bags. There is a no bag area where you can walk right past security . There was 1 post here that stated a sharp eyed SG noticed a clip for a folding knife and asked Guest to put knife in pocket so not to scare the other sheep.

    When are you going to Disney? They offer a discount to Florida residents and extend it to residents of GA. They do not typically make this public knowledge.

    When are you going and did you book your hotel stay yet? You can send me a PM and I will be happy to fill you in on some more details.

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    its legal to carry, if spotted you will be aksed to leave....you must do so immediately because florida has an armed trespass statute which is a felony so dont pass go nor collect 200$ :P


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    Wife works for WDW, thus we are always at the parks.

    This post is soley my opinion:

    There is no need to CC while inside of the parks (Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, etc) due to WDW having their own security, in addition to this, you can find Sheriffs present on campus at every turn. Yes, they do check your bags when you enter the parks. I have not CC'ed at WDW, but at the end of every outing, I realize that I had no need for a firearm while inside of the park. That being said, if you choose to CC on WDW campus, it would probably be during a trip to Downtown Disney or Marketplace (areas where free admission attracts the anybodies/rift-raft). WATCH YOUR SPEED WHILE TRAVELING (driving) ON WDW CAMPUS!!!!

    If your staying on WDW campus, you should be secure. If you are staying on International Drive or close by Universal Studios, please becareful. Alot of robberies of out-of-towners. In addition to this, if you venture to Old Town, you might want to CC just in case!

    Anything downtown Orlando…yeah you better tote!!!
    Overall, have fun and remember, WDW is about the children.

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    I'd recommend it for Downtown Disney at night. My wife and I went there for our honeymoon a few years ago, and there are definitely some shady characters.

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    they don't have you go through metal detectors? At cinci's king's island you go through metal detectors and all bags are checked....

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    No metal detectors!! IMHO the only machine that they use are able to scan how much cash you have in your pockets and the credit lines on your credit cards.

    Just do not check your common sense at the door. The park is covered with hidden cameras but do not leave video camera on stroller, leave pocket book under the stroller. By the gifts towards the end of the night. The biggest crime is shoplifting from the stores inside the parks. never had a problem is Florida after 15 times but once in Cali somebody stole a sweatshirt and umbrella off our stroller.

    You do not state if you are going with kids on vacation. But here is a couple of tips for you.

    If you drive to the park as you approach the parking lot notice what time you enter. This way if you cannot find your car they can tell exactly where you parked. I would also take a digital picture of the row number and lot that you parked in.

    TIE A BALLOON OR BRIGHT SHIRT TO THE STROLLER HANDLE. The cast members will move your stroller from the entrance of the ride to the exit while you are on the ride. The balloon or shirt will make it easier to find your stroller in a sea of others.

    Buy a rain ponchos for each person at Wal-mart or other discount store for $1.00 opposed to DW $. Place inside a zip lock bag and take with you to the park. Everyday is a chance of rain. Ponchos are also good for water rides.

    Buy a cheap cooler and case of water from WW,7-11 and let them freeze in the ice over night take a bunch of bottles with you and leave the rest in the cooler in trunk while inside the park. You will have cool refreshing water all day.
    Drink plenty of water you will not realize how far you walked all day. Take two advils as you exit the park. Once you sit down in your vehicle and then have to get back up. Oh lord.

    Disney roads are speed enforced by local Sheriffs dept. and do issue tickets for speeding. All roads lead to Disney. So no matter if you miss a turn another one is coming up.

    The half of Downtown Disney closer to Planet Hollywood could get a little iffy. Off property, no so good.

    I also carried when I was in Texas at Sea World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoB View Post
    If your staying on WDW campus, you should be secure. If you are staying on International Drive or close by Universal Studios, please becareful. Alot of robberies of out-of-towners. In addition to this, if you venture to Old Town, you might want to CC just in case!

    Anything downtown Orlando…yeah you better tote!!!
    Overall, have fun and remember, WDW is about the children.
    Ditto what KoB said!
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    I,m not sure about Disney's rules but here is a good resource for finding out who your license reciprocates with. http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/georgia.pdf

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    It hasn't been mentioned in this thread, but I will mention it for the benefit of those who can never see the need for carry in these type of places: We don't carry in DW (99.9% anyway) because of the fear of being attacked there, we carry there because of what may happen at night when going back to the car. That is the main reason for carry in many venues where people think the venue is safe, so why carry?
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    Also remember that Disney is the ULTIMATE SOFT TARGET!
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    If you are "made" at Disney World, they will escort you to the security office, where there are lockers. They will watch you put your gun inside a locker. Then you lock the locker and you take the only key with you. When you leave, you go to customer relations and ask for security. They escort you back to retrieve your gun, then escort you to the gate. Escorts do not wear security uniforms, but they are security people wearing Disney clothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utf59 View Post
    If you are "made" at Disney World, they will escort you to the security office, where there are lockers. They will watch you put your gun inside a locker. Then you lock the locker and you take the only key with you. When you leave, you go to customer relations and ask for security. They escort you back to retrieve your gun, then escort you to the gate. Escorts do not wear security uniforms, but they are security people wearing Disney clothing.
    Haha, You must have experience with this
    This thread helps me as well...The wife has been nagging me to plan a trip there since we got married 2 years ago.
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    Scan your cash and CCs, why?

    Quote Originally Posted by HITCH KING View Post
    No metal detectors!! IMHO the only machine that they use are able to scan how much cash you have in your pockets and the credit lines on your credit cards.

    Just do not check your common sense at the door. The park is covered with hidden cameras but do not leave video camera on stroller, leave pocket book under the stroller. By the gifts towards the end of the night. The biggest crime is shoplifting from the stores inside the parks. never had a problem is Florida after 15 times but once in Cali somebody stole a sweatshirt and umbrella off our stroller.

    You do not state if you are going with kids on vacation. But here is a couple of tips for you.

    If you drive to the park as you approach the parking lot notice what time you enter. This way if you cannot find your car they can tell exactly where you parked. I would also take a digital picture of the row number and lot that you parked in.

    TIE A BALLOON OR BRIGHT SHIRT TO THE STROLLER HANDLE. The cast members will move your stroller from the entrance of the ride to the exit while you are on the ride. The balloon or shirt will make it easier to find your stroller in a sea of others.

    Buy a rain ponchos for each person at Wal-mart or other discount store for $1.00 opposed to DW $. Place inside a zip lock bag and take with you to the park. Everyday is a chance of rain. Ponchos are also good for water rides.

    Buy a cheap cooler and case of water from WW,7-11 and let them freeze in the ice over night take a bunch of bottles with you and leave the rest in the cooler in trunk while inside the park. You will have cool refreshing water all day.
    Drink plenty of water you will not realize how far you walked all day. Take two advils as you exit the park. Once you sit down in your vehicle and then have to get back up. Oh lord.

    Disney roads are speed enforced by local Sheriffs dept. and do issue tickets for speeding. All roads lead to Disney. So no matter if you miss a turn another one is coming up.

    The half of Downtown Disney closer to Planet Hollywood could get a little iffy. Off property, no so good.

    I also carried when I was in Texas at Sea World.

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