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First off I am not advocating doing anything illegal, and so I have to suppose that you have a valid California permit.

I was in Disneyland last week and I thought about what you would have to do to carry there.

First they do search all bags going into Disneyland, this includes backpacks and fannypacks, as well as hand bags for the ladies.

They do not check the pockets in your pants or coats, though they will have you open your coat and show them that you have nothing visible.

To carry at Disney land you could;

1. Be Smart when you Carry

2. Wear a fannypack and then when you are safely in the park put what you wish to have at hand, which was in your pants or coat pockets, in the fannypack.

Just some of my thoughts on the subject, again I am not advocating anything illegal.
 

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SSSHHHHHH....... I carried in Disneyland about 3 years ago or so. It felt weird being the "Happiest place on earth" and walking around with a Glock on your hip.......

Guess I should tell you I was a LEO at the time.... No law breaking here. :lol:
 

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Strategic Tactical said:
SSSHHHHHH....... I carried in Disneyland about 3 years ago or so. It felt weird being the "Happiest place on earth" and walking around with a Glock on your hip.......

Guess I should tell you I was a LEO at the time.... No law breaking here. :lol:


Yes we have to make sure that we do not break the law.

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We are going to DisneyWorld in the near future and I have been trying to figure out if I want to carry. I will definetely take the gun with me to the hotel. I want the experience of flying with it and since Florida is gun friendly I figure it would be a great first flying experience. However, once we get to the park, I don't know if I will carry inside the park or not.

Seems to me the best way would be to as Tarzan says, be "SMART about how you CARRY." I would hate to get kicked out on the first day of a 7 day stay. Maybe I will carry later in the week once I understand their entry procedures.

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I just got back from Disney World. I did not take my gun. I wish I had, though only for my travels outside of the parks. Disney World, in my opinion, is quite safe and I did not even miss having my gun on my hip. In fact, there wasn't a single instance where I thought that it would possibly be necessary. Although I did have a few scary instances outside of the parks where I REALLY, REALLY missed having my gun. In one case, I'd have had my hand on it ready to draw. Luckily things went down without problems.

While it is legal to carry at Disney World, it is against their policy and if discovered, you can be booted without a refund. It's pretty similar to how things work in Utah.

Now at DisneyLAND and the People's Republic of Kalifornia, things are likely to be very different, not only in the fact that I feel much less safe at DL than DW, but also the fact that the laws there probably will make it illegal to carry.
 

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Earlier this year I asked a CCW instructor in Florida about carrying in DisneyWorld. Here is his answer:

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Legally, you can carry anywhere except those areas spelled out in section 790.06 of the Florida Statutes.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/index. ... tl0790.htm

Disney CAN ask you to leave if your firearm is discovered. If asked, I would advise you to leave the park. If you refuse, you can and will be charged with armed trespass. Not a good thing.

Also, Disney will look in purses, fanny packs, etc... you'll need deep carry to get past their visual exam (no metal detectors) then once inside the park move your firearm to a more comfortable location.

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- Dave
 

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The searches are not very good, you open your bag... they peek inside and call it good. 1 out of 20-30 people might get really searched on a normal day. Still wouldn't want to be the 1 though.
 

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I just got back from a week at DisneyWorld in Orlando. I was planning on taking my gun, but decided at the last minute not to due to a luggage issue. Anyway, let me tell you what I found. You absolutely could carried concealed into any DisneyWorld park without any problem. You could pocket carry, IWB, ankle, smart carry, whatever!!! When you enter the park there are 2 lines. The first line is for people without bags. You simply walk through. There are no metal detectors, there are no searches, nothing. If you don't have a bag you simply walk in the park. You could carry anyway you wanted to and walk in just fine. The second line is for people with bags. They do look in your bag, but I am telling you that you could smuggle a tank in there if you wanted. I have a really nice Osprey skiing backpack with multiple pockets, and areas you could hide a gun in if you wanted. We entered the park with a backpack on 5 of the 6 days we went in. On only 1 of the 5 days did they even look in the top pouch area. The other 4 days they just looked in the main bag and then let me go. One day a guy had a flashlight and looked in my backpack for maybe 2 seconds. The other days they just glanced in the main pack area. They never even put their hands in the backpack. I could have hidden a gun in any of the "other" areas of my backpack without any problem. I never saw anyone get throughly searched in any way. The guys checking backpacks where paying absolutely NO attention to the person holding the backpack. They were simply taking a quick glance in your pack then on to the next pack. If I was to have taken my gun, I simply would have had my wife go through the line with the backpack (no gun) and I would have taken my 2 boys and walked through the no backpack line carrying concealed. We entered the parks 6 days and it was the same thing in every park (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios).

Now on to the reason why I didn't take my gun. DisneyWorld has a service called the "Magical Express" where you can have Disney pick up your luggage at the airport and take it directly to your room. On the return trip, you can actually check your luggage into the airline at the Disney resort and they simply take your luggage to the airport for you and again, you never see it again. With 5 bags (and a 7 and 5 yearold) I decided that it would be really nice to use this service. I was uncomfortable having my checked bag with my gun in it out of my control. I was even more uncomfortable not knowing what would happen upon leaving when I went to check my bag at the Disney resort and at that time had to declare that I had a gun. I really didn't want to deal with that. So thats why I didn't take my gun, convenience with the luggage handling. As it turned out we left Disney at 4:15AM and they don't even start offering the luggage service check in at the resort until 8AM so I couldn't check my luggage at the resort.

Now let me tell you how I would do it next time. You can still ride Disney's "Magical Express" shuttle and simply pick up your luggage yourself and put it on the bus you are riding. Then when you get to the resort, you get off the bus and grab your luggage and go to your room. Same thing on the return trip, you simply put your luggage on the bus you are on and unload it at the airport and go check in at the airport. Thats how I would do it in the future. Part of why I would do it this way also is because it was 3 hours after we had checked in at the resort before our bags showed up at our room. And I had to haul my luggage back to the airport on my own because we had such an early flight anyway.

Hope this helps for anyone in the future. I really don't know how DisneyLand works, but this was my experience at DisneyWorld. As a side note, I was extemely pleased with our experiecne at DisneyWorld. They sure know how to take care of people. I only saw 1 armed security person in our entire stay and that was one evening in Epcot. When we entered Animal Kingdom, I did see a Disney Security person in the distance with a K-9 dog. I would assume that he was armed, but couldn't tell from where I was. There were always Disney personall everywhere and I always felt secure. (Not that this is a reason to not carry...)
 
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