Security enhancements continue to evolve at the Walt Disney World Resort as the Orlando Sentinel is now reporting that the company will now begin adding sheriff patrols on horseback at Disney Springs, its shopping district. These changes come a few weeks after all the major theme park companies began employing metal detecting devices at all of its park entrances.
“We have a comprehensive approach to security and continuously review our security procedures in collaboration with law enforcement,” Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said in an emailed statement to the Sentinel Wednesday.
The horseback patrols will begin at Disney Springs next month and will be part of a $7.6 million dollar annual contract between Disney and the sheriff’s department that is already ongoing. The addition of the deputies on horseback will be in addition to the already 63 sheriff’s employees who are spread throughout the resort.
As The Walt Disney Company continues to evolve its security procedures we can continue to see enhancements to the way safety of resort guests and cast members is handled with the continuing threat of terrorism.