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Disney parks install metal detectors, halt sales of toy guns

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Disney parks install metal detectors, halt sales of toy guns

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts today announced it has installed metal detectors and banned the sales of toys guns, including Star Wars blasters, as it beefs up security measures.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, guests at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida, will now be randomly selected to pass through metal detectors after they’ve gone past bag checks.

The report also mentions a moratorium on adults and teenagers in masks and costumes, but a policy was already in place restricting their wear to children 14 years of age and younger.

“We continually review our comprehensive approach to security and are implementing additional security measures, as appropriate,” a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement.

The Orlando Sentinel reports it’s not only Disney tightening security: SeaWorld, Universal Orlando and Universal Studios in Hollywood have also begun using wand detectors. While some resorts have indicated the metal detectors may only be for the holiday season, Disney has given no indication how long its heightened measures may las.

The moves come amid concerns about security following the attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, California. And just last weekend a man was arrested at Disney World after he tried to enter the Magic Kingdom while carrying a gun.

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