Metal Detectors and X-Ray Machines have been installed overnight at the Tokyo Disney Resort’s theme parks. It appears that both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea now have the enhanced security measures.
— Ryoooota (@RoadSakula) August 2, 2018
The new protocol has the guests pass through metal detectors while their bags go through the x-ray machines.
Previously, the entire security check consisted of only a bag check, so this upgrade to metal detectors and x-ray machines is a major change for frequent guests accustomed to a much simpler security procedure. At this point we do not know whether this is just a routine security upgrade, or possibly something in preparation for the upcoming summer Olympics coming to Tokyo in 2020.