Disney World bans selfie sticks on rides

THR Staff, The Hollywood ReporterPublished 20th May 2015
(CNN) — Nearly a month after music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza banned selfie sticks, Disney World has followed suit.
The theme park posted a "No Selfie Sticks" sign at Magic Kingdom's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad last Friday, as well as at other attractions. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Disney spokesperson has clarified that guests are welcome to bring the item with them to the park, but they must remain stored during the ride.
The policy was enforced after the ride had to be stopped on multiple occasions due to guests hazardously pulling out the 3-foot long stick while the ride was operating.
Signs prohibiting selfie stick use have also recently cropped up at Disneyland in California at popular attractions such as Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. Below, guests can be seen using the item on Luigi's Flying Tires ride earlier this year.
Disney World joins the growing list of places that have banned selfie sticks, including Los Angeles' Getty Center and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art among other tourist attractions.