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Disney Says No To Selfie Sticks In Their Theme Parks

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Sorry, you'll need to find a friend with really long arms. (Photo by georgemphoto via Shutterstock)
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Disney has decided to ban selfie sticks from their theme parks, starting at the end of this month.You'll soon have to go to that archaic practice of using your own arms or asking a stranger to take a photo of you and your pals at the happiest place on Earth. Disney confirmed today that selfie sticks will no longer be allowed at either Disneyland in SoCal or Walt Disney World in Florida starting June 30, KTLA repots. The same ban will go into effect at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland July 1. Anyone with the contraband will be stopped by security at the front gates. Guests may leave their selfie sticks there and retrieve them when they leave.

The decision follows an incident on Wednesday where a roller coater at Disney California Adventure Park had to be stopped because a passenger tried to use a selfie stick while on the ride.

Kim Prunty, a spokesperson for Disney World, issued a statement saying that Disney strives "to provide the great experience for the entire family and unfortunately, selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and our cast."

Here's a full list of everything else you can't bring into the parks, including weapons, alcohol, folding chairs, glass containers and pets that aren't service animals.