Disney Star Wars Ride Gets Its Own TSA Checkpoint
Complete with naked body scanners and abusive TSA agent droids
Steve Watson & Paul Joseph Watson
May 23, 2011
A Star Wars ride at Disneyworld in Orlando has been equipped with a TSA style checkpoint complete with naked body scanners and authoritarian security agents.
Of course, it’s a “joke”, the scanners are not real. However, critics contend that the move represents a normalization of grossly invasive security theater.
Thrill seekers entering the newly re-opened Star Tours Star Wars simulator ride will now find themselves in a security line similar to that of any airport across the country.
A Disney update states:
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. 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.
It gets better, Disney wants your experience to be as close to a real trip to the airport as it can be:
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.
Perhaps Disney should consider full body grope downs for six year old children and inspections inside baby’s diapers, just to boost the reality level.