Walt Disney World Resort Hiring Security Staff

Since the Walt Disney World Resort announced changes in its security procedures they have been using an outside security firm to oversee the new metal detectors. But now Disney has decided to bring the operation in-house.

Disney hiring security personnel as part of new security measuresDisney hiring security personnel as part of new security measures

Disney is hiring and training its own security personnel. The jobs are currently posted online with starting pay around $10.55 per hour.

Security industry experts say this should not come as a surprise as Disney likes to control what happens at their theme parks, including security.

The third-party security personnel that have been working the metal detectors are uniformed in bright yellow jackets, which make them stand out alongside Disney cast members. It seems doubtful that Disney will uniform their security personnel in that manner.

Hiring its own security personnel also gives Disney the ability to conduct background checks and put procedures in place with regard to how they want the metal detectors operated.

What do you think about all the new security measures taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Sun, 01/17/2016 - 20:27:

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I'm really glad to hear that they will be training their own staff. I haven't liked that they were using an outside company for the metal detectors.

Doug Davis wrote on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 15:53:

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I think the new changes are beyond stupid. I am assuming the new security executive must be formerly with the TSA? Because the new policies are that dumb.
Banning the Star Wars blasters formerly sold in the park was dumb enough, but banning the bubble "guns"? We're they really worried someone may try to use one to take over the park? There new policies are about as dumb as xraying flip-flops.

Candace wrote on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:38:

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I heard that they will no longer allow adults to dress up for mnsshp now

Judy wrote on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:05:

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$10.55 hour.....really.....you aren't going to attract professionals at that rate. Just saying

Donna Mag wrote on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:19:

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Just back from 4 days at WDW...My grandson wanted to bring his dinosauer shaped bubble...And I refuse to call it a gun so let's say bubble making machine into Animal Kingdom today..Had to return it to the car or throw it away...crazy rule for anything that CLEARLY is not a gun...get real Disney...And btw..maybe they should swarm the people who are still using selfie sticks...

Jay Wilson wrote on Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:00:

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This is sad. Disney is bowing to hysteria. As it is, this is just security theater. Nothing they do by stopping visitors or banning toy items will make the place any safer. It's the same nonsense that banning fly-overs by aircraft will make prevent any sort of attack from the sky. A shame Disney chooses to follow rather than lead.

Beverly wrote on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:49:

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Lets face it, if the unheard of happened at a Disney park and someone was hurt or killed all you complaining idiots would be the first to sue "the park didn't do enough to protect us"

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