Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

Friday, June 26th, 2015. Filed under: Destinations Home & Garden Science & Technology
Disneyland in Anaheim, California ©AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA

Disneyland in Anaheim, California
©AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Disney on Friday became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices.

The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong.

“We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,” said Kim Prunty, a Disney spokeswoman.

The measure will take effect on June 30 at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, and on July 1 at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Selfie sticks are already banned on some Disney rides and at a growing number of sites around the world, from museums to sports arenas.

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