Walt Disney World may ban the notorious ‘selfie stick’ from its theme park rides. Guests found in possession of selfie sticks will have the option of either checking in the contraband and retrieving it later in the day, or leaving the park entirely.
If true, the selfie stick ban couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. On June 22nd, ride operators at Disney California Adventure Park halted a roller coaster midway through a ride after a guest attempted to take a picture using a selfie stick at the ride’s apex. The popularity of selfie sticks has become a problem and safety issue at theme parks because riders pull out the long rods in the moving ride vehicle, possibly jeopardizing themselves or other passengers.
In May, Disney cracked down on selfie sticks on rides, posting signs at various attractions in several of its parks to remind guests the devices weren’t allowed. Before jumping on a ride, visitors are told to keep them stowed away. Until a complete ban takes effect, visitors are allowed to use them in and around the park.
Ultimate Symbol has redesigned this important new safety symbol to meet international standards and will make it available online and in a product called “Official Signs & Icons 3” this fall (below):