CONFIRMED: Magic Kingdom Moving Security Screening Areas to TTC, Resorts

CONFIRMED: Magic Kingdom Moving Security Screening Areas to TTC, Resorts
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We first told you a few days ago about rumblings that the Magic Kingdom would be moving some security screening areas away from the park entrance. Over the weekend, we even showed you pictures of the work being conducted to prepare for these changes. Today, Disney announced that the new screening procedures will go into effect on April 3rd.

Guests taking busses and watercraft will be screened at new checkpoints in front of the park. Guests at the Transportation and Ticket Center will be screened after departing from the parking tram, but before boarding the monorail or ferryboat to the park. Additional screening points are being added before monorail boarding at the Magic Kingdom area resorts.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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thorphin
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thorphin

I wonder what this is trying to achieve. Seems like a lot of extra cost without much (any?) benefit.

Mike
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Mike

Are you serious? It allows more people to be screened and provide a safer environment for all.

The future will tell
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The future will tell

And how soon will it end up like your local supermarket? Or your bank? 12 stations, with only 4 ever open at one time.

smjj
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smjj

I think it is all about the backlogs that were being created more than enhanced screening. This will allow the screening to still take place but at more locations and hopefully decrease the many times very large backlogs at the main gate…smjj

sheila
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sheila

Has ZERO do to with anyone being safer. This kind of screening is a dog and pony show, all for public relations, and an excuse for people to ‘feel’ safe. Disney is too cheap to care about real safety measures, they’d rather wait til something happens, meanwhile make money off the masses!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

CIA reported credible information that the monorail might be targeted for an attack. Think about it, the Epcot monorail yes doesn’t let you off past the main entrance but you ride through the park and other places where the monorail stations are highly populated areas.

CoasterJoe
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CoasterJoe

What its trying to prevent is the soft target that is created in front of the park at the current bag check.

Jim Robinson
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Jim Robinson

Hmmmm… wondering if they are going to do anything about people that walk from Contemporary to MK entrance. Those people will not be screened?

Jordan
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Jordan

“Guests taking busses and watercraft will be screened at new checkpoints in front of the park.”

I assume they will be screened with them as well

K White
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K White

I believe they are adding a checkpoint area where the walkway meets the MK entrance for walkers from the Contemporary/BLT.

Lou Wasserman
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Lou Wasserman

Just close the MK for good. Nothing good to see there anyway.

Just
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Just

Troll.

William Dwight Stewart Jr
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William Dwight Stewart Jr

Ok Lou Wasserman .
How about you trolling yourself away from MK in the name of those of us who enjoy it regardless instead of being dictating Disney
against the choices of others ? Think about MK stays open and more cake for those of us who enjoy it regardless and some people in this country will still have a job to go to without worrying about you wanting it closed out of existence over what you want that they may no longer have .

Lou Wasserman
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Lou Wasserman

Universal stays open late.

Melissa Brown
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Melissa Brown

Not when I went.Park closed at 6. Not that there wasanything to keep me there that long.

Tee
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Tee

So someone that wants to go from one monorail resort to another will be screened every time they get back on the monorail? That sounds agitating. I get that safety is a good thing, but it kind of takes the convenience out of the monorail for resort hopping.

K White
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K White

I’m curious as to how this is going to be handled as well. I am all for making things easier at the entrance to the park but lots of people use the monorail to visit other resorts (and not the parks) on certain days so I wonder how they’ll be handling that. I guess it remains to be seen! Will find out soon enough!

Den
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Den

Lou your an ass go troll elsewhere

Lou Wasserman
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Lou Wasserman

*You’re

Disneylover
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Disneylover

Everyone needs to stop complaining. They are doing this to make it safer and also spreading out the screening areas will make the process faster and smoother. There will not be so much congestion as you are entering the park. In the world we live in today you can never be too careful. This will also keep the monorails, boats and resorts safer as well.

William Dwight Stewart Jr
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William Dwight Stewart Jr

Ok Disneylover , Check this out . Yes . Good that Disney goes to the ends to make the place safer for everyone to enjoy so that people can come to Disney and enjoy the parks and resorts without having to worry about what may be about to happen next but say you were to go resort hopping and/or park hopping and you’re having to be checked over and over again while trying to get from point A. to point B. specifically on days that demand gets higher and the parks and resorts are busier because the crowd levels are… Read more »

William Dwight Stewart Jr
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William Dwight Stewart Jr

I understand that Disney is doing this for safety reasons and I am here to say that they should
but now I feel like this is about to start becoming cramming of the crowds in the entrance and exit lines in disguise .
I hate the fact that Disney is now starting to spend all of that money making it harder for people to get from point A. to point B. now and that is what I am seeing in this picture right now .

Ryan B
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Ryan B
Tom's grade 6 English teacher
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Tom's grade 6 English teacher

Tom didn’t show up for his remedial English class this week. We must all work together to help him through this difficult time until he starts spelling “buses” properly.

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

As Tom already said: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/plural-of-bus

I suppose if you’re going to criticize, doing a little homework might not be a bad idea.

Ryan B
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Ryan B

You link to a site that essentially says “busses” is incorrect. Was that your intent?

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

“A variant plural, busses, is also given in the dictionary, but has become so rare that it seems like an error to many people.”

Where does that say anything about it being incorrect?

Ryan B
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Ryan B

“Where does that say anything about it being incorrect?”

Confirmed. Thank you.

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

The only thing confirmed is your lack of reading comprehension. Just because a variant has become rare in usage doesn’t make it incorrect. Not even a little.

Karen
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Karen

Sounds like this will make the screening faster since we all won’t be piled together at the same check point

KThor
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KThor

How would taking a bus to magic in order to get to one of the hotels from say Saratoga work

Redo Epcot
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Redo Epcot

You will take a bus to MK and then go through resort bus security and then proceed to the monorail station to the hotel you wish to visit then to leave the hotel go back through secruity on the monorail or go to that resorts bus station.

Hilma Maria Wielewski
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Hilma Maria Wielewski

I am Brazilian and I do not care about any safety measures that Disney adopts, because I want to feel safe while I am having fun in the parks. I fully support any Disney measure of restricting the entry of persons who may pose a danger. (translated by google, but I think you know what I mean).

Desculpe pelos pobres portugueses
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Desculpe pelos pobres portugueses

E se eles construíram um muro e não deixaram entrar qualquer pessoa que é diferente deles? É por isso que temos um idiota como Donald Trump no comando.

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

I hope you get left out of that wall, Disculpe pelos pobres protugueses (Poor translation, btw).

Now, if besides security “enhancements” Disney did something to curb obnoxious Brazilians from the parks, that’d be awesome. I’d encourage anything Disney did towards this end.

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

Fools!!

Mallicifant: The Mistress of All Evil
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Mallicifant: The Mistress of All Evil

You poor, simple fools. Thinking you could defeat me. Me! The mistress of all evil!”

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

That is the most insipid comment I have read yet. My advice is do not wait for MENSA to come calling you dunce.

Lula Bailey
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Lula Bailey

A good idea, will prevent pile up at park entrance

Melissa Brown
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Melissa Brown

I believe one of the benefits here is maintaining a happy experience at the MK. Get the tedium out of the way so that you are hapy when you get there!

Poop Train to Brown Town
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Poop Train to Brown Town

Shhhhh, you’re getting in the way of middle aged fan boys complaining since they have nothing else going on in their lives. Stop being reasonable!!

Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
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Scarecrow of Romney Marsh

This is by far the most accurate comment here. I’ve apparently found the mother lode of whiny pseudo-Disney fans on this site. Wow. Surprised Tom posts the information he does considering the whimpering and diaper-wetting I’m seeing on display under some of these articles. Haven’t seen this kind of snowflake-meltdown since the night Hillary lost. Although that one was much more entertaining.

Lefty Gomez
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Lefty Gomez

Excellent idea, way too busy by the entrance.

Dave Dayton
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Dave Dayton

The Disneyland Resort has already made this type of change with their security checkpoints, moving them as far as the edge of Downtown Disney by the resort hotels and close to the bus/cab drop -off locations by the Harbor Boulevard entrance. This move has created more checkpoint locations with increased staffing, making it much quicker and smoother moving through security than it had been. This has also reduced the crowding in the esplanade between the Disneyland and California Adventure parks. We were at the Disneyland Resort at the beginning of March and had no issues with moving quickly through the… Read more »

Bring back cabanas
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Bring back cabanas

Are those the cabanas from Tomorrowland being used as security checkpoints?

Eric
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Eric

The screening process that disney dose is not just a horse and pony show it actually dose help detour people from bringing restricted items to the parks. With them moving the screening points to before the transit going into the park it helps detour an attack on their soft target transit system and not just the hard target parks. It is actually a smart move for the disney company.

Duke
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Duke

Not even a dumb crook would believe you. Disney does not scan any staff, no delivery drivers, all construction workers and gear free access, there’s tons of points anyone wanting to do harm can get in easily. DISNEY’S CHECKPOINTS ARE A COMPLETE SHAM ON IDIOTS WHO THINK THEY BRING SAFETY. That said, there’s obviously a lot on this board who think it will make even an ounce of difference. it won’t. It’s for show people.

Allen Jackson
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Allen Jackson

All I really thought of this is “wow, Disney makes it less convenient again. “. If you’ve ever stood under one of those roofed in areas waiting for a tram in a downpour, then you know they have screwed the guest again. This is Florida. You need shade and protection from rain. They took the tram areas for their employees, and put up not even an awning for their customers. For 45 years you could wait under a roof for the tram, but no longer.