Theme park security measures ramp up in Orlando

Theme park security measures ramp up in Orlando

ORLANDO — International Theme Park Services president Dennis Speigel says the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend will prompt all parks, stadiums, arenas and theatres to ramp up their securing measures.

In a report from Orlando Weekly, Speigel said “total security is the way we must operate”, adding that entrances will now likely see more metal detectors, security dogs, security officers and random and multiple checks.

Florida’s largest theme parks went on high alert on Sunday after the shooting. Walt Disney World deputies were being extra cautious and vigilant in the park areas, said the Orlando Sentinel. “We are all heartbroken by the tragic and horrific events in Orlando, and offer our thoughts, prayers and support to everyone in our community affected by this senseless act,” said Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company.