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Disney World Bans Selfie Sticks, For Good

Jillian Gonzalez

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It's official: selfie-sticks have been banned at Disney World. The Sun Sentinel reports that the new policy takes effect on Tuesday and prohibits the use of these camera aids from being used at Disney theme park, water park, or at DisneyQuest in Downtown Disney.

"We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie-sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast," Disney World spokeswoman Kim Prunty said.

But of course, this is Disney, and they don't want to play the villain. Although your selfie stick won't make it through bag check, Disney will offer to hold it for you until you pick it up at the end of the day (or you could just hop on the tram and walk it back to your car).

Luckily, we don't know anywhere in Miami that has banned selfie sticks. In fact, these hotels celebrate them.


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