Disneyland Banning Costumes Or Masks On Anyone Over The Age Of 14
The entrance to the Disneyland resorts. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Disneyland is no longer allowing anyone over the age of 14 to wear masks or costumes. Sorry about that, guys.
On Wednesday morning, Disney announced that Disneyland, California Adventure, and Walt Disney World in Florida would be implementing tighter security measures for all visitors. Randomly selected guests will be screened by metal detectors at the parks' entrances, bomb-sniffing dogs will roam the parks, and toy guns will no longer be sold or allowed in. Although the changes come just two weeks after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Disney officials say the new rules aren't in response to anything in particular.
"We continually review our comprehensive approach to security and are implementing additional security measures, as appropriate," Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown told The Orange County Register.
All Disney park visitors will first go through a bag check line, while some will be "randomly selected" to go through a metal detector. The detectors will be on both sides of the main entry plaza as well as in front of the monorail station in Downtown Disney.
Universal Studios and SeaWorld will also be increasing security measures, reports KTLA. Universal Studios says they'll be testing the regular use of metal detectors, which were already being used for special events like Halloween Horror Nights. SeaWorld says guests at their parks can expect a "through bag check" as well as the use of metal detecting wands.