Two people were arrested at Walt Disney World in separate incidents Monday after authorities say they tried to enter two Disney parks with firearms.
A 23-year-old Alabama woman and a 61-year-old Louisiana man face charges of carrying a concealed weapon.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the woman had a loaded .380 caliber gun in her backpack. A bag-checker at the entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom found the gun. Her concealed weapons permit apparently expired in January.
The man was arrested at Epcot. His weapon was found after a Disney security officer selected him for a random metal detector screening.
Both face a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
Disney bans guns from its parks, and even guests with weapons permits can face trespassing charges.
According to Florida law, a person who carries a concealed weapon or electric weapon or device commits a first-degree misdemeanor. If that weapon is a firearm, the charge increases to a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
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