While the biggest collection of Disney Fan vloggers and streamers congregate at the D23 Expo just outside the Disneyland Resort in California, another Disney Park has taken measures to bar their activities from the premises, and it looks like fans are happy about it.
The Tokyo Disney Resort has initiated a new policy that prohibits commercial-grade filming and auxiliary equipment from Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, as well as “public transmission or recording of any kind that may inconvenience other Guests.” This adds to Tokyo Disney’s pre-existing policies that prohibit filming on any of its attractions, as well as “The use of unipods, tripods, selfie sticks or other such equipment (hand-size grip attachments excluded) when taking photos or videos,” making the Tokyo Disney Resort one of the strictest Resorts on the matter.
While there is no official confirmation of the correlation, Tokyo Disney’s policy change comes amid a wave of infamous stories involving Disney Adults looking to expand their social media careers through some Disney Park antics.
But it seems that Disney Fanatics are actually in favor of the Theme Park’s decision, arguing that the incessant use of GoPros, iPhone Cameras, and additional Guest narrations have decreased the quality of the Guest experience.
u/doordonot19 said on Reddit, “Who cares why, some vloggers are disruptive to the normal guests. who wants to go to a park and hear someone talk on a ride, have their camera in their face, or lights on in a dark ride etc.”
u/Photomint said, “What a dream…Tokyo Disney gets everything right.”
And u/SyllabubDue added that this policy should also be directed to oblivious, film-happy parents as well as the Disney Adults, saying, “I wouldn’t limit this to just vloggers. Nothing was more frustrating to be on Frozen with a family who used their iPad to film the entire ride. Ruined our experience having an iPad in our view of the ride.”
It should be noted that Tokyo Disney Resort is owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company through a special licensing partnership with The Walt Disney Company. Due to that management autonomy, it is difficult to predict if similar policies will be implemented and enforced at Disney-owned Parks like those at the Disneyland Resort in California, The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, and the Disneyland Paris Resort.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.