Disney World Bans Selfie Sticks

Drop that selfie stick! Tourists wielding the extra-long photo assistant as they try to enter Disney World in Florida will be asked to toss them. They won’t make it past security as part of a new ban outlawing them from the park. "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," Disney World spokeswoman Kim Prunty told the Orlando Sentinel. They have been previously banned at Disneyland in California and will also be banned in the company’s Paris and Hong Kong Parks starting July 1.