Disneyland Installs Metal Detectors, Stops Sale of Toy Guns

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The sale of toy guns — including 'Star Wars' blasters — has also completely stopped.

Disneyland Resorts instituted new security measures on Thursday that include the installation of metal detectors at the entrance of parks, the halt on sales of toy guns and a ban on adults and teens wearing costumes or masks. 

Guests to Disney parks will now be randomly selected to go through metal detectors after proceeding past bag check.

Toy guns are no longer allowed to be brought into the parks and the sale of toy guns — including Star Wars blasters — has completely stopped. 

“We continually review our comprehensive approach to security and are implementing additional security measures, as appropriate," Disney Resorts spokeswoman Suzi Brown said in an emailed statement.  

There also will be more of a presence of Anaheim police officers.

Finally, adults and teenagers are no longer permitted to wear masks or full costumes into the parks. Kids 14 and younger may still wear costumes. 

The rules page for Disney Resorts has been updated with the changes. 

Disney is not alone in adding security upgrades. SeaWorld also made undisclosed changes. 

"The safety of our guests and team members along with the welfare of our animals have always been our top priority. Like other major attractions and venues, we continually evaluate our existing comprehensive security plans," SeaWorld said in a statement. "We are enhancing security measures at all our parks for the busy holiday season; however, we do not comment on the details of our security measures in order to maintain their effectiveness."

Universal Orlando also is testing upgrade security measures, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

Universal Studios in Hollywood could not be reached for comment.