Guest Brings AR-15 Rifle and Handgun to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Out of “Fear” of Local Protests
While these situations are rare, it seems a guest was recently caught with an AR-15 rifle and handgun checking in to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World. The man claims he was “worried” for his family’s safety due to social justice protests in Central Florida.
According to Gabrielle Russon of the Orlando Sentinel, a 43-year-old man from Palm Beach Gardens checked into Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows (the DVC portion of the resort) the Saturday during the Labor Day holiday weekend, with his guns packed inside of a tennis bag. A bellman discovered the guns after wondering why the bags were so heavy. Management then contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The man had a concealed weapons permit, bringing a total of three rifle magazine magazines with 90 rounds and two 9mm magazines with 20 rounds. Disney stored his guns through the end of his stay at the hotel’s safe. The rifle was stored at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Guns or weapons of any kind are not allowed on Walt Disney World property regardless of whether a guest has a permit or not.