The Margin: Disneyland’s selfie stick ban goes into effect

Got a selfie stick? You can’t bring it to the Happiest Place on Earth.

The Disney DIS, +0.96%   theme parks, including Disneyland and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World, imposed a ban on all selfie sticks that went into effect Tuesday.

The park defines selfie sticks as any hand-held extension pole for cameras and mobile devices.

If the market has any feelings about selfie sticks, it’s siding with Disney on this one.

Walt Disney Co. shares are up more than 1%, while shares of GoPro GPRO, -0.92% which is often credited for popularizing the selfie stick and sells a 3-in-1 “extension arm” mount for $69.99, are down nearly 2%.

Disney California Adventure’s roller coaster California Screamin’ was halted Wednesday after a passenger pulled out a selfie stick while the ride was in progress because it could have caused a safety issue, according to the Orange County Register.

Disney isn’t the only place to ban selfie sticks. They have been banned at museums and historical landmarks world-wide including The National Gallery in London and Rome’s Colosseum. Even hipster music and arts festival Coachella bans states on their site a ban on “selfie sticks/narsisstics.”

You can still take selfies at the Disney theme parks — you’ll just have to rely on the conventional method of using your arms.

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