Starting April 3rd, 2017, guests arriving at the Magic Kingdom by car and using the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot will first go through a security checkpoint at the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC). They will go through metal detectors and have their bags checked before being allowed to move on to the Monorail, Ferry Boats going to the Magic Kingdom.
If your coming by Monorail from any of the Seven Seas Lagoon Resorts (Grand Floridian, Polynesian, or Contemporary Resort) you will pass through a security checkpoint before getting on the monorail at the resort. Guests arriving by Disney Buses will still go through the security checkpoints at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom.
This is obviously being done to limit potential disasters from happening and I think it’s a great idea! Disney has been saying for months it’s going to tighten up security, especially after the incidents that happened last year with guests bringing guns to the parks, and this is another step towards achieving that. Yes I’m sure some will complain about the inconvenience of security checks, but it’s a small price to pay for the safety of the guests.
Does this mean we will see similar changes in the other parks? Probably so…
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News Credit: Orlando Sentinel