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Wait a min..... I CAN carry at Disneyland???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tim Currie, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. Tim Currie

    Tim Currie Well-Known Member

    Well damn! Just did a search and the one post on the subject confirmed that you can in fact carry at a Disney park. I am planning a trip in a few weeks for spring break w/ my girl and I thought I'd check here but I was thinking no way in hell..... cool.

    I know Great America uses metal detectors at all doors (and last time I was there was like 2 years ago..).

    Oh and this is Disneyland in CA. As long as there is no law against it or no official Disney policy that can get me into trouble then I'll be packin..... :cool:
  2. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    But, of course, that presumes that you can legally carry outside of Disneyland, right...? :D
  3. Tim Currie

    Tim Currie Well-Known Member

    Of course. Do it every day.
  4. Thumper

    Thumper Well-Known Member

    You might want to make your decision on more than just someone's post.

    I don't know about Kali, but amusement park carry is illegal in Texas.
  5. Tim Currie

    Tim Currie Well-Known Member

    Yeah, thats why I posted. I wanted to make sure, so if anyone can confirm whether or not I can would be great.

    Also, as far as I know there is nothing in CA law saying I cannot carry at an amusement park.
  6. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    Thumper, why do you think that? Got a reference?

    Of course, if the amusement park has approved signs at the entrances, it would be prohibited.
  7. redneck

    redneck Well-Known Member

    Better double check....

    I'd be dang surprised they let you carry with all the anti gun stuff they've been doing lately with the rides/shows.
    Also, over on bladeforums, I think they were one of the ones mentioned that had security checking people out before entering the park.
    If you get stopped it will be at the gate. All they can legally do is tell you that you can't enter the park with a gun, since your legal outside of the park. That doesn't garauntee that some rent a cop isn't going to consider it his duty to disarm you and confiscate your gun, and or call the police and have them come hassle you.

    Theres been a lot of BS going on at airports/anywhere with security lately of people thinking they can take what isn't theirs under the guise of confiscating what isn't allowed past security. Just a heads up that you might run into a ticklish situation.
  8. fastbolt

    fastbolt Well-Known Member

    THAT was the funniest thing I've read here for a while! :) Thanks.

    Anyhow ... I'm guessing DL's policy has changed? (Based upon your post).

    The last time I went there I learned that they "strongly preferred" off duty L/E NOT be armed within their park, and provided storage lockers near the entrance for any off duty weapons. I left mine safely secured outside the park.

    Of course, considering the crowded conditions usually encountered within the park, the use of deadly force by an off duty cop ... or a civilian ... is a nightmare waiting to happen. Talk about the lack of a safe background ...

    Why not just call the Disney Security Office and ask them? It's not like it would be an uncommon question, especially from cops planning to visit with their families.

    I'm kind of curious now, myself, since you asked ...

    You DON'T want to make a mistake based upon internet advice ...
  9. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    The suggestion to call Disney security is a pretty good one! They do take their park security seriously (obviously). I'd also suggest calling Anaheim PD too.
  10. El Rojo

    El Rojo Well-Known Member

    I went to Magic Mountain the Friday after 9/11/01. Yeah there were metal detectors. Still got my picket knife in though.

    Last time I went to DL was around 98 sometime. I don't remember metal detectors then.

    That is how I determine if they allow you to carry or not, are there metal detectors. If there are metal detectors, you probably shouldn't carry. If there are not metal detectors, carry away. Local Bakersfield Hockey games, no metal detectors, carry. LA Kings hockey, metal detectors, no carry. Magic Mountain, metal detectors, carry. Disney Land? Call and ask them if they have metal detectors and search people entering. If they say no, carry. For some reason I can't see DL wanting to search all of the people entering the happiest place on earth. Seems it would lower the happiness some when you ask little Susie and wee Jim to take the things out of the pockets and raise their arms in the air! :eek:
  11. Thumper

    Thumper Well-Known Member


    See the Texas Penal Code.

    Definitely illegal to carry in an amusement park.
  12. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    Don't go on negative G rides, and remember that Glock can shoot underwater if you need to take someone down in that submarine! :D
  13. Tim Currie

    Tim Currie Well-Known Member

    Hmmm..... guess I'll call. Although I assume I would most likely get a "no" answer if I call and flat out ask if I can carry.... whether it is an official policy or not. I like the metal dectector rule, if they have em, dont carry, if they dontm carry. :)
  14. capnrik

    capnrik Well-Known Member

    Go to the Texas Penal Code....

    Thumper, do just that. It definitely says that without a legal sign, you can carry. Absent a legal sign, one may carry inside a Texas Amusement Park. (Sigh. Astroworld has a legal sign......)
  15. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Well-Known Member

    Just curious, does California have a Concealed Carry Permit that is valid outside of the issuing County that you obtained the permit from?

    I know here in FL a Concealed Carry Permit is valid in any County in FL as well as having reciprocal agreements with other states and offering non resident permits. I wasn't sure about California.

    Good SHooting
  16. Thumper

    Thumper Well-Known Member


    I HATE doing other people's searches.

    From the Texas Penal Code you just mentioned:

    46.035. Unlawful Carrying of Handgun by License Holder

    (a) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder's person under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and intentionally fails to conceal the handgun.

    (b) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed, on or about the license holder's person:

    (1) on the premises of a business that has a permit or license issued under Chapter 25, 28, 32, 69, or 74, Alcoholic Beverage Code, if the business derives 51 percent or more of its income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, as determined by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission under Section 104.06, Alcoholic Beverage Code;

    (2) on the premises where a high school, collegiate, or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place, unless the license holder is a participant in the event and a handgun is used in the event;

    (3) on the premises of a correctional facility;

    (4) on the premises of a hospital licensed under Chapter 241, Health and Safety Code, or on the premises of a nursing home licensed under Chapter 242, Health and Safety Code, unless the license holder has written authorization of the hospital or nursing home administration, as appropriate;

    (5) in an amusement park; or

    (6) on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other established place of religious worship.

    Everybody satisfied?
  17. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Well-Known Member

    Thumpers right. It's referred to as the "Six Flags" rule. If an amusement park is permanantly in-place and is open more than X days per year, you can't carry on the premises, and doing so can get your CHL revoked or worse.

    That excludes carnivals and most county fairs, however, unless they are held on county or municipally owned land, which opens a whole new can of vermis.

    The State Fair of Texas grounds are prohibited from concealed carry. When I went there last fall they were doing a shakedown on all males over the age of about 13. I even had to remove my shoes so they could be 'wanded'. For your discretion, though, you could deposit any 'contraband' into a locked box before entering without recrimination or repercussions. I was informed that my pocket knife was not allowed and that if I wanted to join my family (who was allowed to pass unchallenged with our picnic basket unchecked since my wife was toting it) I could either 1). place my knife in said box, never to see it again as it was 'disposed of hourly' or 2). return to my car (off premises) and leave it there.

    I went around the corner and concealed it on my person where it would not be located, smiled as they wanded me again, undetected, and went right on in.


    No, I didn't put it where the sun don't shine, either. I'm just smarter than a Fair Ninja.
  18. synoptic

    synoptic Well-Known Member

    I just checked the Texas penal code...you can carry in an amusement park so long as you are not given notice that you can't carry a concealed weapon, either by written or oral notice. I am sure there are signs posted, and I know at astroworld they have had metal detectors for a while now. As far as california goes, I would be greatly shocked if they let you carry your gun in the park

    edited due to redundancy (oops)
  19. Thumper

    Thumper Well-Known Member

    Some of you guys slept through your concealed carry class. Read the section of the code I JUST POSTED!

  20. synoptic

    synoptic Well-Known Member

    (b) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed, on or about the license holder's person:

    (5) in an amusement park;

    .(i) Subsections (b)(4), (b)(5), (b)(6), and (c) do not apply if the actor was not given effective notice under Section 30.06

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