Almost two weeks back I was happy to see that Disney banned the selfie stick from all of their parks.
You might wonder why I’d even care?
During our trip to Orlando to visit Disney World earlier in the year I had an issue with a selfie-stick user. It was quite annoying when this visitor with the selfie stick got in the way of my photo-taking at one of the parades. I still can’t imagine why someone in the front row would need to use this device when nothing was obstructing her view…
I was happy to write that some museums would have a selfie stick ban back in February.
So where else is the selfie stick banned?
I came across an article from USA Today which mentions a “growing number of venues banning selfie sticks“.
USA Today names a bunch of museums which make up the majority of the list. Also included are some sporting venues/ events as well as music festivals. I’d like to see more historic sites added to the list besides the one that the article points out.
Here is USA Today’s list of venues banning the selfie stick:
- Museum of Modern Art in New York
- National Gallery of Art in Washington
- All 19 Smithsonian museums and galleries
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- The Getty Center in Los Angeles
- Rome’s Colosseum
- Brazilian soccer stadiums,
- The Kentucky Derby
- The Wimbledon tennis championships
- Lollapalooza and Coachella music festivals
Based on this list, it looks like more and more places are paying attention to the annoyance, inconvience and potential damage the selfie stick can cause.
Hopefully more places start to ban it too!
What are your thoughts on the selfie stick?
Find out more from USA Today about venues banning the selfie stick here.