Security tightened at Walt Disney World after Orlando shooting

In light of the deadly shooting that occurred at an Orlando nightclub last night (June 11, 2016), the Disney theme parks are tightening up security measures. Disney added metal detectors to the front of their parks back in December, but not everyone was required to go through them at that time.

Reports on social media today are that lines to enter the parks are very backed up as most people are being directed through the metal detectors, regardless of whether they have a bag or not.

Mayor Buddy Dyer of Orlando has declared a state of emergency and blood drives are being held across the city.

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Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (, Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.


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