Disney World updates rider rules on Space Mountain for hand-held items

Dec 06, 2022 in "Space Mountain"

New rider rules on Space Mountain for hand-held items
Posted: Tuesday December 6, 2022 10:39am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World has updated the rider policy for Space Mountain to exclude hand-held items.

The new rule means that no hand-held or loose items, including cell phones and cameras, are permitted while riding.

Disney suggests items should be secured on the person, in the vehicle storage pouch, or left with a non-rider.

Space Mountain's ride system allows many ride vehicles to be on track simultaneously. Disney is possibly concerned that dropped hand-held items may hit a rider traveling in another ride vehicle.

So far, no other Walt Disney World attractions have any new hand-held item policy.

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HauntedPirateApr 24, 2023

Maybe I'll take to using this as the sarcasm font. Ha. Ha. Ha.

solidyneApr 24, 2023

I'm aware of "/s," and I really like the orange! However, neither is a"font," and I was wondering what font the poster was referring to. OK, now that's a font! Was this what you were originally referring to? It occurs to me, though, that to signify something as sarcastic kinda defeats the purpose of the sarcasm. The pleasure comes in reading something with opposite meaning as if at face value. The greater fun is when it is not so obvious.

larryzApr 24, 2023

There was also a short-lived movement to use reverse italics back in the mid-aughts. But to be effective, practically everybody would have to download specific fonts, and you just can't get that to happen on the internetz.

HauntedPirateApr 24, 2023

“/s” is generally accepted around here as being a sarcasm tag for the post. Others have used this, as well.

MikeEApr 24, 2023

I wonder if part of the reason we haven't seen a strong Disney-lead move to ban phones is because of how they've steadily invested in driving folks to manage their every minute on them? I can see an argument that endorsing a strong Genie+ presence is in direct conflict with reducing phone availability at any point. Of course in new rides like Tron, they've accommodated that by building lockers into the queue, but the cost to add lockers for any ride with any boosts, bumps or spins has got to be haunting Bob's nightmares. Of course, then we might see them require the use lockers and then charge by the hour for them like Seaworld does, too...

solidyneApr 23, 2023

I'd like to know this as well. "/s" is not a font. ThIs KiNd Of LeTtErInG also is not a font. I suppose Comic Sans could, in some circumstances, be construed as sarcastic.

IncomudroApr 23, 2023

I've imagined that people dropping their phones like this has been an issue causing ride delays an stopages for years now. I'd be very happy to see them all stored away.

bcoachableApr 23, 2023

And this whole time I have been blaming long waits on the Lightning Lane… :)

cjkeatingApr 23, 2023

I was on MMRR yesterday and someone dropped their phone. The ride was instantly stopped and a CM came and retrieved and then… you can’t make this up… whilst the ride was stopped another guest dropped their phone so the CM had to go back again. Took probably about 15 minutes to resolve. Wouldn’t surprise me if this rule was extended to all rides based on downtime and lost G+ and LL revenue.

Fido ChuckwagonApr 23, 2023

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DisneyCaneApr 22, 2023

I can't wait to see all the vloggers with gopros strapped to their heads!

Jrb1979Apr 22, 2023

I would love to see it extended to all rides.

JohnDApr 22, 2023

Not sure if "extended" but makes sense. You are jostled around a lot during that ride. Loose items should be secured during that ride.

IanDLBZFApr 22, 2023

Was this policy recently extended to dinosaur? Because I tried using my camcorder with a wrist Strap, obviously, and was told to put it away (which I complied).