I hate to mention this, but last night’s shooting in Thousand Oaks was a reminder to me about security at Disney. When I was looking at going in 2016, the Pulse nightclub shooting had just happened. It got me wondering about Disney security, so I starting looking into it. I had never heard of a shooting at Disney, but this guy had looked at targeting Disney.
So after I started looking into it, I found out a few things. Disney has some security measures that everyone can see - metal detectors at the gates, bag check, etc. They also have some that if you know what you are looking for you can see as well - plain clothes officers in the park looking for suspicious activity going on. Disney also has measures that people will not see. Apparently, the federal government has taken consulting from Disney on security. Disney is also one of the very few private, and maybe only private, companies to be a no fly zone. When I say private, I mean non-government entity.
Needless to say, Disney thrives on being the ultimate vacation spot to bring your family. If there was ever a successful attack in Disney, many people would be scared and attendance would suffer. Probably for years. I have heard that Disney World is actually one of the safest places in the country, and after looking into it, I would have to say I believe that.