Significantly higher Police presence

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  1. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Any place where millions of people visit would be on a list. Disney checks bags, people, vehicles, and they have explosive detecting dogs. They do it for a reason.

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  3. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    they had the dogs back in the 90's you just didn't see them - they went thru the parks before it opened. got there an hour early - yea - got the wrong park for early entry - but the dogs were beautifully - you are not allowed to touch them - they are working.
     
  4. babster462

    babster462 Earning My Ears

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    We just returned from our trip and we stayed at Saratoga Springs. There was a security guard walking around at the Carriage House almost every time we were up there. Also we noticed a Disney security car driving through our parking lot almost every day. We were in Congress Park. I remarked to my husband that I had never seen this on previous trips and wondered what was going on.
     
  5. OhioDVC

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    You might be right! Everyday there was a sheriff's car parked in the same location. There may have been a VIP in a room near by.
     
  6. tripletsmama

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    We have been noticing this. There has been a security guard walking the hallways at AKL every day.
     
  7. Sammie

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    Which part, crime on a daily basis, from friends that work there.

    Terrorists hit list, are you serious, how could anyone "not" know that. :confused3
     
  8. Sammie

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    I find that offensive and not funny in the least. Anyone that knows the news of the world knows what areas are targets.
     
  9. keishashadow

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    Hard to imagine a more high-profile target. I welcome all security in public places, especially @ WDW. There's something to be said for a show of force but i'm sure there's lots of 'backstage' security we never see.:thumbsup2

    OT i thought that WDW was designated a no-fly zone: true or false?

    As for security being assigned to high profile guests (political or pop culture icons); it makes sense imo. I'd rather have the situation controled vs mass descent of star-struck tourists adding to the mix.
     
  10. Jousey

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    I do seasonal security for a music festival and ethnic festivals and can see some of the tricks we use to appear a larger force and some of the techniques to control crowds. I have had the privilege and unlucky job of protecting some celebrities and political people. I like to see behind the wall and figure out how other facilities handle the behind the scenes security. I watched a guy fight with police at the State Fair for like 20 min and most of the time I was talking the group I was with how "We" would have handled the guy and how slow the police were to control the situation.
     
  11. granmanh603

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    Wow I was there almost the exact same time, first 10 days at BWV rest at SSR and did not notice a thing different... but I can imagine with the Food and Wine fest there are more in the parking lot area on weekends would not even let us park in the regular lot and were turning everyone away but that is normal for that time of year...also locals expecially try to park there or DTD and ride to bus to BWV... one night we were going back to SSR and using the BWV bus and there was a group o like 20+ people who had been partying going back to DTD after Epcot closed...
     
  12. Sammie

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    The no fly zone was in effect shortly after 9-11, it has been changed to a certain height now.

    There is definitely backstage security at Disney and always near the bag check point areas.
     
  13. keishashadow

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    thanks, was wondering since we've observed small aircraft in the area. I'm willing to bet they employ many plain clothes personnel too.

    Jousey - based upon having law enforcement in the family, police have more rules & regs they have to follow vs security forces (unless licensed to carry leathal weapons). All-around it sure seems to me to be a rather thankless job to protect fools from themselves (not to mention the safety of innocent but gawking bystanders) and then have to worry about being sued if they don't cross their t's and dot their i's just so:sad2:
     
  14. jennypenny

    jennypenny Raising 3 disneyholics like any proper parent!

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    Plain clothes security used to be the norm, but some security firms/analysts promote visible security as more of a deterrent now. I wonder if Disney is adopting this strategy.

    I know that security has been hightened in many public areas around the country since before the election. It might taper off after the holidays.
     
  15. TDC Nala

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    if you see a dog searching, that doesn't mean there's a current threat. In DC they do dog searches on the Metro once in awhile just as drills.
     
  16. lilpooh108

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    Just got back. Police presence at every bag check area at every Park we went to.
     
  17. rcchello

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    When I first noticed uniformed guards at Disney a bunch of years back, I asked why. I was told that they had done surveys and guests felt safer with a uniformed presence. The invisible security was still in place (in fact there are probably more of them) but at key places there are uniformed guards.

    It was also at the same time guards were put at the entrance to each resort to get into the parking.
     

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