There is nothing better than seeing your favorite character at Disney World and Disneyland. The characters always create a magical and enjoyable experience for guests of all ages from young kids to adults. Sometimes however, Disney character interactions get out of hand, which is the reason Disney is adding body cameras to the characters in the parks.
Unfortunately there has been a surge in characters being attacked at Disney World and Disneyland. This is often due to unruly guests becoming angry with the character for seemingly no reason and attacking them. This is certainly a problem. This obviously puts the cast member in the character costume at risk of injury and potentially death.
In a statement from Disney they said, “Our character’s safety is our number one priority. We have seen an increase in attacks on our characters and it saddens us. Because of this we will be adding body cameras to our characters so we can investigate any attacks and hopefully as a deterrent for potential future attacks.”
The character body cams will be hidden in the character’s costume as much as possible. They will try and match the color of the body camera to the color of the costume as to help it blend in and be less obvious. The body cameras will start recording as soon as the character leaves the backstage area and will record for as long as the character is “on stage”.
We are not aware if the body cams on characters will be permanent or if this will be short lived until character attacks are on the decline. We think this is a great way to keep Disney characters safe, but it never should have come to this in the first place. What do you think of the addition of body cams to Disney characters? Let us know in the comments below.
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