Influencers Beware! Disney Parks Are Beginning to Crack Down on Content Creation

Technology has advanced so quickly in the past ten years that it could make your head spin if you think about it too much! One of the most notable examples of this is the smartphone.

Just ten years ago, cell phones, flip phones, and smartphones were all vying for consumers’ attention. Now, it’s nearly impossible to integrate with society without a smartphone. It’s become less of a privilege and more of a necessity for everything from keeping up to date with friends, family, and even workplace associates, to viewing a menu at a restaurant.

As smartphones have become the standard, entertainment has evolved alongside these devices to keep up.


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If you’re a Disney fan and use social media, you probably see Disney influencers all over your timelines, dashboards, for-you-pages, etc. Whether they’re simply posting content or live streaming a day in the Disney Parks, there’s a chance these Disney influencers are taking a lot of photos and videos while visiting.

It wouldn’t be that big of a deal…if it weren’t affecting the magic for other Guests.


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We’ve all been there: you’re riding an attraction or watching a show, and the Guest in front of you insists on filming the entire thing, while the Guest behind you insists on taking flash photos, and the Guest in the same row as you insists on looking at their phone (which is on full brightness). In short, it’s very distracting. So much so that even Disney has noticed.

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Last year, Tokyo Disneyland announced that vlogging was now banned in the Park, and Walt Disney World has begun banning cell phones on certain attractions. Thrill rides such as Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train have updated their loose article policies, stating that both cellphones and cameras must be stowed while riding.

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Walt Disney World’s biggest competitor, Universal Studios Orlando, has already banned the use of cellphones on all attractions, even slow-moving dark rides.

It’s not outlandish to think that other Disney Parks will follow suit after Tokyo Disneyland and place restrictions on vlogging and recording while visiting.

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.