As I have reported from time to time here, I regularly carry a gun at the area theme parks, including Disney, Universal, and Sea World. There are many people who claim that I am being paranoid, and that no crime happens at these places. They are wrong, and I will remind you of the posts I made on this subject in:
February 2013 again in January 2011 and again in September of 2007.

The theme parks are a target rich environment for every type of criminal from property criminals like pickpockets, burglars, and shoplifters to violent criminals like armed robbers, pedophiles, rapists, and murderers.

 Disney employee burglarizes hotel rooms
 Pedophile takes pictures of young boy in bathroom at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
 Woman cut and robbed by another woman weilding a knife in the bathroom at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure
Credit Union on Sea World Drive robbed at gun point

Don’t assume that the theme parks are any safer than anywhere else. Even though there are security officers and cameras everywhere, there  is still quite a bit of crime in the parks, and you better believe that the criminals know how to avoid them. Be aware, be armed, be careful.

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TOTWTYTR · August 29, 2013 at 1:16 am

Back some time in the 1980s, I think, a customer at Disney Land in Anaheim was stabbed to death. At the time the focus was on the refusal by park staff to call 9-1-1 for an ambulance because the police would come as well. Disney ultimately paid $600K to settle the suit. This probably also caused them to implement an emergency response system.

In 1995 I took the family to New Jersey on vacation. One of the key features was a visit to Six Flags. We had to go through metal detectors to get into the park. I asked a friend of mine about this and he said it was the proximity of the park to Philadelphia and the large gang problem that was the reason for the extra security.

Yeah, I'd carry at any theme park, if I could get in with a firearm.

Hell, I carried at Graceland a couple of weeks ago and if you've ever been to Memphis, you'll understand why.

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