UPDATE: Woman Attempted to Bring Gun into Animal Kingdom Monday, Same Day as Epcot Incident

As it turns out, our first report Monday of a person bringing a loaded weapon into a Walt Disney World Theme Park was correct.  There were actually two incidents Monday morning, one at Epcot and one at Animal Kingdom.  We had initially reported the Animal Kingdom incident, news of which we received from an inside source at the park, but as the Epcot incident unfolded, we had assumed our source was confused, as we would have never thought such an occurrence would happen twice within hours of each other.

But indeed our source was correct.  Court records show an Alabama woman, Baleigh Turner, was arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed firearm, after Disney security found a .380 caliber pistol in her backpack. Apparently the woman did have a concealed weapon permit in Alabama, but it had expired.  Even if the permit had been valid, weapons are not permitted in Disney theme parks.

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Keith
Keith
4 years ago

I wish Disney would be as diligent in stopping people attempting to take dogs in to the park.

Daniel Stevens
Daniel Stevens
4 years ago
Reply to  Keith

Yes because I would really like Disney security grilling my austic son about his service dog. Great f’n idea buddy.

Bean
Bean
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel Stevens

The police dogs are more of an issue. I saw one lose its stuff on a service dog. It had to literally be drug away by its handler, as in not all paws on the ground. The service dog just looked at it like “What’s your problem dude?”

Ronnie jobs
Ronnie jobs
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel Stevens

Sorry you have an Autistic child however the rest of us should not have to deal with your “f’n” dog problems. If it takes a dog to get your son through the parks, leave him at home.

Bow Wow
Bow Wow
4 years ago
Reply to  Keith

They are service dogs. All dogs admitted into the parks must show service dog paperwork to be allowed in. If you have a problem with service dogs, well you’re just a jerk and no one really cares what you think.

Jonathon Gomez
4 years ago
Reply to  Bow Wow

BS. That ppaper work is available for $25 on various websites. Service dogs are NOT the same as emotional support dogs, which would be for autism, PTSD, etc. A service dog must prove it has the ability to complete a TASK.

Sean
Sean
4 years ago
Reply to  Jonathon Gomez

PSTD is covered for service dogs under the ADA

RebeccaMcK
RebeccaMcK
4 years ago

And that’s the whole thing, if people want their guns on them all the time and even maybe have no intention of using them: guns aren’t allowed in the theme parks. Save time and trouble and stop trying to bring them in, people. Permit or no permit.

Ryan B
Ryan B
4 years ago

The poachers are back for Little Red.

rpmx33
rpmx33
4 years ago

The More You Know: You can still bring your concealed pistol in the saddlebag of your service miniature pony “comfort animal”… paperwork or no paperwork!

Jonathon Gomez
4 years ago
Reply to  rpmx33

Tru dat!

Larry
Larry
4 years ago
Reply to  rpmx33

Or put gun in stroller, with under scooter seat, in fat rolls of someone too big to go thru scanner (which as fat as Disney guests are getting, is a good number that don’t fit thru the metal detector). The screenings are a show. And makes parks less safe.