Disney has taken a number of new security measures, with the timing of the news coming just as the company prepares for tonight’s special screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
CNN reports that the Disney theme parks have installed metal detectors, and have begun banning anyone over age 14 from wearing a costume in the parks. The parks have also discontinued selling toy guns.
Guests are reportedly randomly selected for screening via metal detectors.
The company has also increased the law enforcement presence in the parks in recent weeks along with the presence of specially trained dogs, the report notes.
“Tonight, Disney is hosting a special screening of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and hosting an after-party at its Hollywood Studios theme park until 2 a.m.,” CNN notes.
Other theme parks, including Universal Studios and SeaWorld, have also reportedly beefed up security measures.