Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by roj2323, Oct 15, 2016.
Comparing Turkey to WDW is apples and oranges. DLP to WDW is more accurate.
I wasn't the one comparing it. I just responded to the person who mentioned Turkey as an example.
Lol. I accidentally hit post before I was done. You must have quoted right after I edited.
I've done that several times.lol
Grand Californian has a security check leading into the park and into downtown Disney. (Downtown disney is now part of the "secure zone" in California.).
So this is somewhat about guest safety, but almost guaranteed about brand safety.
Think of all the negative press which will be generated if some crazy or a planned terrorist attack occurs on a monorail or ferry boat?
The camera phone shots from the shoreline of some boat having experienced some tragic event, and the news articles stating over and over how no security screening was even in place due to the cheapness of the mouse?
This is Disney doing the best they can with as little of inconvenience as possible.
Yes, it sucks you'll have to go thru security multiple times if your itenerary is structured that way, but I guess the alternative is better?
Focus on the positives. You'll be able to travel ALL the way to Italy at the World Showcase from GF, and only pass thru one security check.
And soon, that will extend even farther.
Have a dinner at the new restaurant atop CBR DVC, that same trip is only one securiry check.
Maybe down to 50s Prime Time to get chewed on? Pottentially, that same single security check.
If you focus on the negatives, it will be negative.
Focus on how you will get off your monorail and walk into the Magic Kingdom, and you can see how this can be a huge plus.
Would have to go back and check....was close to 7 yrs ago. Been there 5 times total.. Istanbul 3, incirlick 1, Ankara 2 - never felt unsafe ( well, there was the one time my Turkish driver got us lost.. And he said we we're in a bad neighborhood.. But you get that anywhere). Like Istanbul.
Not sure which mall it was. IIRC, as you said Palladium was full faculty, and I agree. I do remember a skating rink inside. Company wouldn't pay for me to stay in Taksim area.... Was there on business so was by the production / sub contractor facility... Near the tech university (can't remember name).
I think we both agree, in the Disney case- it is not securing whole hotel... Just transport point to park.
I haven't been to Disneyland since I was a young child. Admittedly I have no idea what the hotels and parks are like. Is it non imposing? I'm just trying to picture the set up.
Ok well quick off subject remark - I actually prefer the Sultanhmet to Taksim. Turkey is one of my favorite places in the world..most of the country..in addition to Istanbul.. I love when I hear that people also enjoy traveling there!
I don't want Disney, or America, to become a place with armed guard standing on the side of the road with their huge machine guns. That's the only part of being in those countries that is a little odd..but understandable.
But, we are talking about Disney World Resorts here.. imposing security stations.. if they are at all similar (of course I know much smaller) to the TTC tent photos, is a direction that I would hate to see us go.
It's as imposing as it will be in florida. Metal detectors and bag check table just set up on a path that was never designed for such. It looks very temporary and very thrown together...
Not exactly if done correctly. Courtesy Orlando Informer
BTW, those are cushioned chairs and couches to sit on while you wait in the shade for the 5 - 10 minutes it takes for a boat to appear if it is not waiting for you. This is at a "value hotel"
My point was that in the US we are used to a very low level of security.
The level of security that people in other countries experience as a normal course of their day at facilities is not really much different than what Disney is planning on doing, imo.
Just pointing out that we are, in general, very spoiled about security in our daily lives here in the US.
Because we value freedom and individual space?
Something most country's long let die.
The world is a potential target get over it.
Thanks for the tip. I'll mention that to the security guard next time I'm there and saunter on right past him or her with my backpack slung over my shoulder and a look of disdain on my face.
They could build what is needed? What are the chances of TDO springing for that. Seems tents are their thing.
I don't think they will be tents forever. Remember they used tents, umbrellas and temporary tables for a while after 9/11 before they installed permanent structures.
Ground level shot of the new security area:
They have yet to install permanent structures.
I'm not referring to the metal detector set up. I'm referring to the structures built in the mid 2000's for bag check. They may not be solid concrete but they are permanent structures themed to their environments.
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