Amidst Huge Crowds, Parents Have Begun Using Apple AirTags to Track Children at Walt Disney World

Whether visiting Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT, anybody who’s visited Walt Disney World Resort in the past year has probably noticed that the crowds have been consistently larger than usual. Many people attribute this to the recent pandemic, claiming that the closure of the Disney Parks has led to more families visiting than ever before.


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Where there used to be a busy and slow season, many frequent Guests feel that the past year and a half has been entirely busy, as if the slow season did not exist this year.

Unfortunately, it seems that the massive crowds at Walt Disney World aren’t going to slim anytime soon, and parents have begun turning to Apple Airtag devices to keep track of their children while visiting.


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In this video, a parent shows the Apple Airtag device hidden on the inside of her daughter’s leggings, keeping it out of sight from other Guests. With the level of crowding at Walt Disney World, parents have been more worried than usual about getting separated from their children or worse.

Although using an Apple Airtag to keep track of children and elderly relatives while visiting Walt Disney World is innovative and useful, the audiences reacting to this viral video were mixed, and for good reason.

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While using an Apple Airtag can give precise location information, that information can become deadly if it falls into the wrong hands. It wasn’t long ago that a teenager visiting Walt Disney World Resort with her family was tracked from Magic Kingdom all the way back to Tennessee, the family’s home state.

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While some families feel that Walt Disney World is safe enough to forgo an Apple Airtag device, others think it’s the best way to keep their children safe.

That being said, it’s important to note that Apple has recommended against  using Apple Airtags to track children or pets. Not only that, but it’s also important to take the important safety measures when using an Apple Airtag to keep track of family members at Disney World.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.