Less than a week after the
California Screamin' roller coaster at Disney California Adventures Park was
temporarily halted because a rider pulled out a selfie stick during the
ride, Disney has issued a ban on selfie sticks in all of their parks.
"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," a Disney spokeswoman said Friday.
The ban will take effect on Tuesday, June 30. After
this day, all selfie sticks spotted at Disney Theme Parks will be confiscated
and stored by security.
100,000 selfie sticks were purchased in the month of December 2014 alone and the rising popularity of the tool that allows everyone to get in the picture doesn't seem to be letting up anytime
This type of popularity seems to come with a price with dozens of museums around the world adding them to their banned lists. Moms and dads taking their
families to Disney this summer will have to settle for asking a stranger to
take photos to record their memories.
It may seem a bit prehistoric, but Iife had meaning before selfie sticks. Didn't it?