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Disney, Universal, SeaWorld Parks Announce Significant Changes to Security Procedures

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Metal detectors will be used.

Ahead of the busy holiday season, Disney, Universal and SeaWorld's Florida theme parks are adding enhanced security measures — including metal detectors — inside and outside of venues, park officials told the Associated Press.

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Disney will be randomly selecting guests for secondary screening, the AP reported, but wouldn't disclose how long the measures would be in place. Universal told the outlet that its metal detection is a test but wouldn't comment on future plans. SeaWorld guests will undergo bag and wand metal detector checks, officials there said.

In addition, Disney will no longer allow guests 14 and older to wear costumes into its parks, and it's ending the sale of toy guns at its Florida and California parks and will prohibit such items from being brought in, the AP reported.

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