Now I know this has been brought up in the past. I fell the squeaky wheel gets the grease, so I am going to bring it up again.
I am extremely disappointed with the security at the DLR. I just got back from a trip to WDW in which I felt... safe. In WDW they have uniformed security officers checking every bag. These guys wouldn’t let me in the park with a cigar cutter that was in my backpack. What a concept!
In DL, I have come in 300 times since 2001 when they started checking bags. No one has ever said a word about a stupid cigar cutter. (It is a single bladed cutter in two halfs, looks more like a knife.) I have even seen guests with 6" knifes in line for rides using them to cut apples. This makes me uncomfortable because even thou I know this women I saw in line for Pan wont not use this knife against me or my family, it means someone else with bad intentions COULD.
In WDW, I got stopped at two different parks and I was forced to put it back in my car. (At the second park, I had put it back in my bag on purpose to test them.)
I feel that I am not safe at the DLR. Regular CM's can NOT check bags and have no idea what to look for. If DL management thinks that a simple training is enough to secure the parks, they are kidding themselves.
Why does WDW have uniformed security fully checking every bag, when we get the shaft over in CA? Does the Disney Company not feel that their original park is worth protecting?
I value your opinion, if you think I’m out of my mind and things are ok... please let me know. If a women slicing an apple in line for pan with a 6" knife doesn’t bother you because you know she wont use it to take the park hostage is ok, let me know.