A long time ago, in an office building not so far away… I worked for The Walt Disney Company. If you ever called to buy $36,000 in theme park tickets( I literally had a guy do that once for his WHOLE family), booked a very expensive hard to get restaurant at Walt Disney World or simply just wanted to become part of the magic and dive in the tank at The Living Seas, there is a 1 in 50 chance you spoke with me to do so. Disney was a unique place to work, full of magic, wonder, pixie dust and not a firearm to be seen anywhere.
This is always a big conversation to be had in central Florida for us who choose to exercise our rights but still want to enjoy the fun of the theme parks that make this place great. Florida is not a state in which you have to obey posted signs stating no firearms, with the obvious of don’t carry in federal and government buildings. But I promise you, if you try to carry a gun into Disney World or Universal Orlando, that will be the last time you try it as you will end up getting trespassed when you get caught.
As I can not speak for Universal Orlando, I do know that Disney’s security stretches WAY past the security guards you see checking your bags at the front of the park and the uniformed LEO, huddled in packs seeming to not really pay much attention to their surroundings let alone the 30,000 people walking into the parks around them. This can and does seem a little worrisome as it makes the impression that Disney is not on top of their game. But, as you enter the park try to play my favorite game… Spot the undercover cop or security guard as I bet you cant find them. You can also simply look around and see where you can see the security cameras that watch your every move. A good friend of mine who is a Disney Vlogger got swarmed once for shooting footage of the Monorail track and EPCOT, by what looked to be an angry mob of tourists who where as you probably guessed where undercover cast members.
Now with Universal Studios Florida, they check every single person who walks through their gates but if anything does or has happened, it tends to stay out of the news. nothing is ever perfect and things can still happen, but Universal and Disney have their stuff together far past what the naked eye sees. If you hate crowds, don’t want to take out a second mortgage or any of the 1000’s of other reasons people have for not going to the parks, don’t let not being able to carry a concealed weapon be the reason to stop you from having fun with your family.