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I'll be taking my family next week to Disney World then we'll be going to the last NASCAR races of the season at Homestead. I'm a fairly new NASCAR fan, but absolutely love the sport. I've watched every race this year. Being from the mountain west, not growing up around racing, and being highly educated, I know I'm not the typical NASCAR fan - still, I'm fascinated by the combination of man and machine.

We went to the same races last year (and Vegas too) and watched my man Jimmie Johnson win the title and are hoping he wins again this year.

Any other NASCAR fans on here? Which drivers do you like?

While in Florida, I think Disney and the races will be gun-free zones, but I still am tempted to take a gun for protection while at the hotels and while travelling across the state. Would you go through the hassle at the airports?
 

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Q. Are there any personal items I should not bring with me into the Theme Parks?

A. Items that you may not bring into the Theme Parks include, but are not limited to:

Items with wheels, such as wagons, skateboards, scooters, inline skates, shoes with built-in wheels, two-wheeled or three-wheeled conveyances, strollers larger than 36" x 52", suitcases, coolers, or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high (coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations), and any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an ECV wheelchair or stroller
Alcoholic beverages
Weapons of any kind
Folding chairs
Glass containers (excluding baby food jars and perfume bottles)
Pets (unless they are service animals)
In Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (for the safety of the wildlife), balloons, straws and drink lids are not permitted.
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/co ... age&bhcp=1

While Disney policy prohibits firearms it is not illegal to carry on Disney property - no different than carrying at Lagoon despite their prohibition.
 

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Car Knocker said:
While Disney policy prohibits firearms it is not illegal to carry on Disney property - no different than carrying at Lagoon despite their prohibition.
According to Utah law, it would not be illegal to carry at a theme park even if posted, but Florida may be different.
 

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apollosmith said:
Would you go through the hassle at the airports?
I would think that since you are leaving from a gun-friendly state and going to a gun-friendly state that the hassle would be relatively minimal -- I would probably do it.
 

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According to Utah law, it would not be illegal to carry at a theme park even if posted, but Florida may be different.
As of a couple of years ago, it wasn't.
 

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If I decide to take my gun, I would not take it into the theme parks. Being upside down in a roller coaster is not the optimal way to test my holster retention. :shock:

Disney has an no-guns policy and will apparently kick you off the property with no refund if you're caught, but it is not illegal. We're staying on Disney property, so this could be an issue - keeping a gun in the room, but leaving it there all day.

For a number of reasons, I think I'll leave the gun at home.
 

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I believe that I've read on other forums that some, if not all, Disney hotels have in-room safes. A phone call to Disney should serve to verify that.
 

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Flying with it is not much hassle (usually). At most, it's cost me an extra 10 minutes on a rare occasion.

I just flew to Montana for the week and got back yesterday. I checked my G27 both ways.

Just know what the rules are and how you're supposed to pack it in your luggage:

Here are some links:Delta:Shooting Equipment
TSA:Guns & Firearms
Traveling with Special Items - Firearms & Ammunition
To summarize, the requirements are that the gun be unloaded and in a hard-sided case with a lock. Only you should have the key or combination to the lock. All ammunition must be stored in the original manufacturer's packaging or in a container designed to hold ammunition. Be sure to check those sites yourself in case requirements change.

If you have a room safe, then that makes it a cinch. In the past, I've also availed myself of the safe at the front desk of the hotel.
 

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Have fun at Disney world I have been there twice and have loved it. I will let SGT Jensen tell you about Nascar! :lol:
 

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apollosmith said:
We went to the same races last year (and Vegas too) and watched my man Jimmie Johnson win the title and are hoping he wins again this year.
:shock: Time to read the rules.

Ah yes, here it is...

5. No posts that use abusive or vulgar language, particularly personal attacks on members of this forum, are allowed. We can and certainly do disagree on issues, but it is expected that we can do so in a civil manner.

I believe that "Jimmie Johnson" is vulgar language. Please replace with Dale Earnhardt Jr. :wink: :mrgreen:
 
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