New Security Checkpoints at the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom has instituted a brand new security process for guests going through metal detectors and getting their bags checked. The new procedure is meant to streamline the process and improve the arrival experience.

Disney Makes Donation to OneOrlando Fund Following Mass Shooting at Pulse Nightclub and Security is Increased at all Disney Properties

As Orlando and the rest of the world continues to mourn the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, the Walt Disney Company has announced a $1 million cash commitment to the OneOrlando Fund.

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.

Metal Detectors Installed at All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks

The Walt Disney World Resort has recently updated its security measures by adding metal detectors at the entrances to all four theme parks, banning the sale of toy guns, and prohibiting costumes on all guests over the age of 14.

New Police Substation to be Built at Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is building a $2.5 million substation for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The new substation is scheduled to open in October. Currently the 36 deputies, 20 administrators and clerks, and seven detectives that serve Disney are housed in a fire station operated by Reedy Creek.

Man Arrested After Flashing Fake Badge at Epcot

Recently, a man was arrested at Epcot after flashing a fake badge at an entrance turnstile - all in an attempt to gain entrance to the park for free.

Emerito Pujol, 74, entered Epcot on Saturday, November 3, and showed a badge as he passed through the turnstiles. An employee demanded a closer look of the badge, and Pujol said he was an undercover officer. The Miami man went on to tell a security officer he was "in service" and "guarding someone important."

German Tourist Accused of Making Fake Bomb Threat at WDW

This past Sunday morning, a tourist from Germany was arrested after allegedly making a fake bomb threat near the entrance of the Magic Kingdom.

Jochen Naumann, 37, apparently told cast members working the security checkpoint at the Magic Kingdom that he had two bombs in his backpack. When the cast member questioned Naumann further, the German tourist repeated he had bombs in his backpack.

A sherriff deputy stationed at the checkpoint then called in a bomb-sniffing dog while he took the tourist into custody. The dog did not find any explosive devices in the man's backpack.

Security Increased At Disney Fantasy Shipyard Following Damage To Ship

Disney Fantasy, the newest Disney Cruise Ship currently under construction in a Germany shipyard, sustained water damage earlier this month. Now, Meyer Werft has boosted its security for the yard.

A mysterious water valve leak aboard the Fantasy caused water damage on the ship sometime in early December. While early reports out of Germany had the damage estimated at over $1 million, Disney has called that figure an exaggeration. According to Disney spokeswoman Rebecca Peddle, "There was some water damage that resulted in them having to replace some carpeting. It was not significant."

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Tips for Staying Safe in Your Hotel Room

Even though you are in the Vacation Kingdom of the World, there are some hotel room guidelines that will help you keep safe and help prevent any unfortunate accidents. Fortunately, the Walt Disney World Resorts make things available in room to aid in this goal.

Disney Cruise Line: Do I Need A Passport For Travel To The Bahamas and Caribbean?

One of the most common questions I'm asked about traveling on the Disney Cruise Line (DCL) to the Bahamas and Caribbean is "Do I need a passport?" The most basic answer for most US Citizens is "No." However, traveling abroad without one is highly discouraged and thus, my answer is always a resounding "Yes."