I’m thinking two, maybe three years before grocery stores have this too. On the other hand, Walmart grocery stores have added a ‘greeter’ to their entrances who check you over as they say “Hi.” Gotta protect the lettuce!

The second room of the queue is now a security check area, similar to a TSA checkpoint. The two G-series droids are still there, G2-9T scanning luggage and G2-4T scanning passengers. For those attraction junkies, you’ll remember that the G-series droids are so named because in the original Disneyland Park version of the ride, they were created by removing the “skins” from two of the goose animatronics from the soon-to-close America Sings attraction (Goose = “G” series). While we won’t tell you why, you’ll enjoy paying a lot of attention to what the scans of the luggage show is inside. When it’s your turn to go through the passenger scan (a thermal body scan), you may be verbally accosted by a security droid. Also, keep an eye out in the queue for an earlier version of RX-24 (“Captain Rex”) from the original Star Tours; he’s labeled “defective” and has some familiar dialogue.




  1. ReadyKilowatt says:

    Sounds like it’s more a simulation of a TSA checkpoint. Get the kids used to it, I guess.

  2. Gildersleeve says:

    Oh man. This has gotta stop before our kids DO think this is overall normal.

  3. Rob Leather says:

    I think it’s not quite a sinister as you might imagine. Here are some videos of the droids.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=DPwpqf4yLtQ

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=KHT6qWJ-Xz4

    I take it the idea is that the droids ARE IDIOTS… and I guess by implication…. *ahem*.

  4. deowll says:

    It’s just a matter of time before you can’t get into anything or out of anything without being scanned. At the very least they will have your ID because they used facial recognition software on you. Most products are going to be chipped until you get it out of the wrapper and some even after you get them out of the wrapper.

  5. BubbaRay says:

    In the article was also some “moran” news. Seems like Gilbert Gottfried’s too-soon in-bad-taste joke about the Japanese earthquakes and tsunami cost him another “high pay for easy work” job, that of voices in one of the attractions. Awwwwww…..

  6. Milo says:

    There seems to be no way out. If there are no terrorist incidents, it will be used as justification to keep cracking down more, ditto if there are more incidents.

  7. beaker says:

    Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be……

  8. Brian says:

    I’m trying to figure out if you’re serious or if you really missed the point of the article. I’m with Rob Leather on this one.

  9. Drive By Poster says:

    Do they have somebody in a Tigger suit doing “enhanced pat downs” on everybody in line?

  10. leatherette says:

    I’m in for Tigger

  11. CrankyGeeksFan says:

    Battle droids from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_droid

    In the films, they aren’t supposed to be too intelligent.

    The FBI started a file on Walt Disney because supposedly, how a pair of FBI agents were portrayed in a Disney film.

    Fast forward to the Department of Homeland Security and today and now what?

  12. eighthnote says:

    Some day in the distant future, people in town hall meetings, as well as presidential and congressional campaigns, will start asking questions that mean something, like, what are YOU going to do to restore America to the level of freedom we enjoyed prior to 9/11? And then follow up with their vote.

  13. msbpodcast says:

    Its because Orlando wants to opt out of the whole TSA body cavity searching your two year old girl in public thing.

    They’ve already got enough problems with traumatizing kids with how lame the teacups ride is without putting them through all that TSA shit before they leave Disney World.

    Can’t say that I blame them. How would you like your last memory of the place be the departure from MCO?

    That would sort of put the kibosh on any repeat business.

    BTW, here’s what I remember about court system in Florida:

    No your honor, I didn’t say I wanted to divorce Minnie because she was stupid. I said I wanted a divorce because she’s fucking Goofy.

  14. Rob Leather says:

    MCO blows! Big time! You’re treated like baggage, with legs.

    If at all possible, we fly into Sanford. The staff as just friendlier, it’s more relaxed. Even the security guards are funny. Last time we went through security they were laughing and joking with passengers. A totally different experience.

  15. Rob Leather says:

    Back to the article.

    Are you all serious (except Brian and CrankyGeeksFan)?

    Clearly Disney is taking the piss out the TSA.
    “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” followed by, “No, seriously. I accidentally erased my memory and I need a little help here”.

    The message is clear. The airport / spaceport security staff are idiots. I can’t imagine “Lucy” is very happy with this portrayal.

  16. Glenn E. says:

    I can’t help but thinking this implies that this will be a routine procedure, in the future. And robots will do it, albeit about as badly, instead of humans. So the embarrassment factor will be minimized. But why make it part of an amusement, if it’s meant to show an unacceptable transportation policy, of today? Why use “cute” and “funny” robots, when they could dress up robotic mannequins as TSA Nazis? For one thing, the government probably wouldn’t permit that. And second, last I checked a Disney board member had interests in a major airline (Continental?). So they’re not REALLY that opposed to the whole TSA thing. So I think it more of a “We hate this too. But what can ya do, it’s progress”, piece of propaganda art. Like Disney’s never done THAT before.

  17. LibertyLover says:

    Texas Blinked

    http://tinyurl.com/3duownp


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