Here’s why Disney just banned this vacation photo essential

Fortune

Disney is the latest company to ban selfie-sticks due to safety concerns, the company said in an announcement Friday.

The popular travel item will be banned from Disney [fortune-stock symbol=”DIS”] theme parks in Orlando starting Tuesday, and also in Disney water parks, the Associated Pressreported.

“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,” Disney World spokeswoman Kim Prunty told the Orlando Sentinel.

According to the publication, guests will have the option of checking the items near park entrances to pick them up later in the day.

This has been an ongoing issue at Disney:

Several incidents preceded the change, but officials have been discussing the rules for some time, Disney said. This week at Disney California Adventure park, a roller coaster was halted after a passenger pulled out a…

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