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WDW Security vs. Universal

Benjo221

Member
Original Poster
Spent a day at Universal over this past trip, and I noticed how efficient the security check is there. One central check point for the entire park with metal detectors and conveyor belts for bags. I realize that this creates a more hostile message than WDW does, but the whole process of bag checks moves much faster there.

Thoughts on if Disney should implement something like this?
 

Tom Morrow

Well-Known Member
Sounds like the TSA. No one likes the TSA.
Yes, it is like TSA, but I'd rather bite the bullet and get it over with faster, not to mention have a more thorough safety check, than deal with Disney's long security lines. Universal, provided they have multiple security lanes open, can eat through a line of 30 people in only a few minutes. At Disney during a rush, you could be waiting 10, 20 minutes. Disney's procedures are also very inconsistent. Sometimes a cast member is overly thorough, other times they barely look at anything. A few days ago at DAK, I had only one party in front of me, yet I waited as the cast member spent 1-2 minutes searching through one tiny purse, going through every single item in it. I switched to a different lane where another security cast member cleared my camera bag and equipment in mere seconds.
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
Spent a day at Universal over this past trip, and I noticed how efficient the security check is there. One central check point for the entire park with metal detectors and conveyor belts for bags. I realize that this creates a more hostile message than WDW does, but the whole process of bag checks moves much faster there.

Thoughts on if Disney should implement something like this?
There is one main checkpoint entering city walk, but there are also checkpoints at the hotels before entering the boats and on the walking paths from the hotels.

I don't see how it would be possible to have a single checkpoint at WDW.
 

draybook

Well-Known Member
A TSA conveyor setup is what I suggested to one of the security CMs I spoke to on this last trip. Disney's current setup is a joke and highly inefficient, especially at the TTC. A conveyor with x-ray tech is way better and more efficient. Not to mention, Universal's check is covered, unlike that sauna they call the TTC. Have I mentioned how ticked off I get at the TTC? The other check points aren't bad but that one really riles me up.
 

Jon81uk

Well-Known Member
I don't see how it would be possible to have a single checkpoint at WDW.
They could make the TTC checkpoint a lot more efficient though by adapting these sort of methods though. But Disney is currently redesigning all the park entrances so they do have the opportunity to add in more efficient security methods.
 

helenabear

Well-Known Member
Disney's issue is that they have way more space to try to put in a bubble. I do prefer Universal to Disney for bag check. Heck I prefer anyone to Disney. Even our state fair is more streamlined and the crowds are high there too.
 
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