Disney World security requires passing through metal detectors and having your bags checked by a security guard at the Transportation and Ticket Center before entering Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Here’s how to get through the process quickly and easily.
Changes in Disney World Security: What you need to know
Disney World Security Changes: Transportation and Ticket Center
The Transportation and Ticket Center is a major center for convergence for visitors heading for the Magic Kingdom. For those who drive, this is where they park to visit Magic Kingdom as well as board the monorails or the ferries. Metal detectors and security checks were only at the actual park prior to this announcement. Now visitors will have to go through security before boarding the monorail or ferries.
Disney World Security Changes: Magic Kingdom
The good news is that since people will have gone through security before boarding the monorail or ferries at the Ticket and Transportation Center, they can disembark and walk right into the Magic Kingdom. In the past, these bag check lines would really back up, especially when the monorail is full. Visitors who arrive by other Disney transportation, including Disney buses, will still go through screening at Magic Kingdom.
Disney World Security Changes: Deluxe Hotels
In addition, guests staying at Disney’s Contemporary, Grand Floridian and Polynesian resorts will go through security at the resorts’ monorail stations. This will eliminate the need for these guests to stand in line with everyone else when they arrive at Magic Kingdom.
Tips for Spending Less Time in Disney World Security Lines
TravelingMom experts have done it all. And Disney World is one of the places where this group has left no stone uncovered. It is no surprise then that many of them have specific, helpful tips to help families get through the security lines faster and with as little stress as possible. Whether you and your family have to go through security check points at the hotel monorail stations, the Ticket and Transportation Center, or at Magic Kingdom itself, there are ways to ease this necessary but sometimes annoying activity. Check out these tips for making it through Disney World security FAST!
- Have bags out of strollers and off backs before you reach the security table.
- Have ALL bags and their pockets unzipped and ready.
- If you can, don’t bring a bag.
- Don’t get in line behind the family that has a jogging stroller loaded to the gills with stuff or you’ll be waiting forever!
- And don’t be that family either. Pack light for the parks!
- Bring the right stroller
- Pack your patience!
Think of this like another version of airport security. There’s only so much you can do to make it move faster. It really depends on how fast the Cast Members and other guests are moving. Be prepared as you can be but also be prepared to wait.