Filming at Disney World could soon be banned altogether

Walt Disney World Resort is known as “the most magical place on earth”.

Walt Disney World is known for its legendary attractions and entertainment that draws millions of Disney Park guests each year. Whether you’re visiting Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’re sure to have a great time.

Mom photographs two daughters by Cinderella Castle at Disney World
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A trip to Disney World can be one of the most enjoyable vacations, and that’s why many “Disney adults” visit the parks whenever they get the chance.

One thing that has gained prominence, especially in recent years, has been the presence of vloggers and streamers at Disney World’s theme parks. If you’ve taken a trip to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort in the past few years, it probably didn’t take long for you to discover a vlogger or youtuber creating content for a channel.

Tokyo Disneyland Resort recently banned people from vlogging or live streaming in its parks, and now Walt Disney World has taken its first step in establishing rules regarding vlogging.

Guests on Space Mountain at Disney World
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We reported yesterday that Disney World has now banned filming atop the iconic Space Mountain attraction. The Tomorrowland attraction, located in the Magic Kingdom, now has signs outside its entrance stating “Phones and cameras are not allowed while riding. Items must be secured to the person, in a vehicle storage bag, or left with someone not traveling.”

But this could only be the beginning.

There are certain safety issues that can arise when someone is holding their phone, especially during a thrill ride. If they drop their phone, there is a chance it will fly back behind them and injure another Disney Park guest sitting behind them.

Mine train of the seven dwarfs
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This, in turn, could mean Disney introducing similar signage for rides such as Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain (while it’s still open), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Slinky Dog Dash, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and others.

It should be noted that other theme parks, including Disney’s biggest competition at Universal Orlando Resort, already have rules in place that do not allow guests to use their cell phones while driving.

While Disney hasn’t confirmed what’s next, it should be expected that more changes are to come, and there may one day come a time when filming Disney World attractions is banned altogether, and at least the “thrills.”

What do you think of Disney’s movie policy on rides? Let us know in the comments!

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