Report: Man Brought Guns To Disney’s Polynesian
Concern over protests in central Florida caused the guest to pack an AR-15, Handgun…
File under: Yikes.
Another one of the best theme park reporters in the business dropped this scary story on us this AM.
Guest Brings Guns To Polynesian Resort
Gabrielle Russon, of the Orlando Sentinel, posted: “Tourist brought AR-15 rifle, handgun to Disney World over worries about Orlando protests.”
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The lede included:
A South Florida man brought an AR-15 rifle and 9mm handgun with him on his Disney World vacation because he was worried about his family’s safety during the social justice protests in Central Florida last month, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The 43-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man checked into the Polynesian Village Resort with his guns in a tennis bag on Saturday of the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to a newly released sheriff’s incident report.
Orlando Protests Sparked Worry
Apparently, baggage services personnel noticed the heaviness of the bag and alerted management. The guest carried a concealed weapons permit and was not taken into custody. Disney safely stored the firearms until the guest’s party departed Disney property.
Russon also reported the sheriff’s office stated, “No arrests were made because no laws were broken.”
However, Disney added:
“Guests are not permitted to have firearms, ammunition, knives or weapons of any kind at or in Disney Resort Hotels and Disney Vacation Club Resorts, including in hotel rooms, units, vacation home villas and general public areas within the hotels and resorts.”
Not The First Headline To Mention Guns
However, it does emphasize that, even with the slowdown in business, Disney guests are staples in the Orlando Area police blotter.
Meanwhile, the unrest around the country found ways to disturb even the NBA bubble.
We’ll keep an eye out for any more developments on this story.