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(FILES) This March 7, 2015 file photo shows tourists as they use a selfie-stick to take a picture of themselves near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Disney on June 26, 2015 became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices. The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong. "We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast," said Kim Prunty, a Disney spokeswoman. AFP PHOTO

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

(FILES) This March 7, 2015 file photo shows tourists as they use a selfie-stick to take a picture of themselves near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.  Disney on June 26, 2015 became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices. The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong.  "We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast," said Kim Prunty, a Disney spokeswoman. AFP PHOTO
(FILES) This March 7, 2015 file photo shows tourists as they use a selfie-stick to take a picture of themselves near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Disney on June 26, 2015 became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices. The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong. “We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,” said Kim Prunty, a Disney spokeswoman. AFP PHOTO

MIAMI–Disney on Friday became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices.

 

The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong.

 

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“We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,” said Kim Prunty, a Disney spokeswoman.

 

The measure will take effect on June 30 at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, and on July 1 at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.

 

Selfie sticks are already banned on some Disney rides and at a growing number of sites around the world, from museums to sports arenas.

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