• On Mar 17, 2016
    Cynthia from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Panel, I know there are bag checks @ the parks but are there metal detecters? Reason asking I have metal implants and so does my son (disabled Veteran) and use braces (under clothing) to aid with walking. Are trip is in Dec. Thank you

    Hi Cynthia, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    Although bag checks have been a part of visits to Walt Disney World Resort for several years now, the “secondary screening” involving metal detectors is, as you noted in your question, relatively new. From what I’ve been able to understand, security staff will ask Guests to go through a metal detector at random; not every Guest gets selected for this additional security check. 

    If you have any questions about the impact of your/your son’s implants on the metal detectors, please direct them to the staff if you are, in fact, selected for secondary screening. I believe a manual search will be possible if you choose not to go through the metal detector. 

    I hope this helps you plan your visit to Walt Disney World Resort this December! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. If you want more information about any of the security measures I've described above, please feel free to contact Walt Disney World Resort or to consult the Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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