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Old 08-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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Snowglobes OK now

http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2012/08/21/snow-globes-a-threat-no-more

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Snow globes: a threat no more By Matt Day, Niagara Falls Review Tuesday, August 21, 2012



In this artical a representative from the TSA gives the following information:

As of this month, the souvenir item is now permitted to be brought aboard airplanes departing the U.S. in carry-on bags, but only if they meet specific size guidelines.
Lisa Farbstein, spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, whose headquarters are in Arlington, VA, said snow globes must contain less than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) of liquid or else they can stir up a majestic scene with the rest of the plane's cargo below.
"We were just trying to look at it as a risk-based security fashion," said Farbstein on why snow globes were seen as a threat. "We were very concerned about terrorists using liquid explosives. If we can limit the amount of the liquids, that minimizes the risk."
Snow globes larger than a tennis ball are still not allowed in carry on luggage.
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is treating snow globes as just that, and don't enforce a policy on balls of glass that create wintery scenes when shaken – unless they are above 100 milliliters.
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It's nice that you can buy smaller snow globes now but larger ones are still a no-no. If I bought one at Disney, no matter the size, I'll still have Disney ship it to my home . It's just easier that way IMO.
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Gosh I had one of thoes little kid minnie cups taken off me because it had the liquid in it, I never even gave it a thought when I bought it with it sealed it just didnt occur to me that it would not be able to be taken home. I wouldnt want to try a snowglobe though I could picture it being broken.
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We usually bring a snow-globe home to the UK on our trips to WDW. Disney package them up brilliantly, encasing them tightly in thick polystyrene and then squeezing the whole thing into a box. We usually then pack that box right in the middle of our case, surrounded by rolled up t-shirts and underwear so it is protected on all sides.

Touch wood - we have not had a broken or damaged one yet. Even when they have tiny little decorations on them that are very delicate, we haven't had any mishaps!

Disney know what they are doing with the packaging; but it is worth knowing that we can pop them in the hand luggage now if they are only small! Thanks for the info.

Is it just me, or have they actually become harder to find though now at WDW? They used to have so many of them everywhere, but we couldn't find any in World of Disney @ Downtown last year (where there used to be loads!), and finally came across one purely by accident in one of the Port shops in Epcot. (It is lovely, it is the Partners statue surrounded by characters dressed as tourists, but was so difficult to find!)
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I agree with Darlene and would just ship it home to be on the safe side. Disney does seem to do a great job wrapping and packaging items, but I've watched baggage handlers before and they really toss those suitcases around!
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I wouldn't try it just yet.
I checked the TSA site this morning and it still lists them as checked-bag-only regardless of size.
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...-items.shtm#11
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It takes TSA agents months to catch on to new rules. I would just ship it home, much easier (and cheaper).
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I tend to buy the big ones, so shipping it is!
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Is it just me, or have they actually become harder to find though now at WDW? They used to have so many of them everywhere, but we couldn't find any in World of Disney @ Downtown last year (where there used to be loads!), and finally came across one purely by accident in one of the Port shops in Epcot. (It is lovely, it is the Partners statue surrounded by characters dressed as tourists, but was so difficult to find!)
I think Disney backed off of them because of the hassles with people not able to get them home. I have noticed there are not as many as there used to be as well.
I love the one you described! Maybe I will be lucky as well and find one. (shipped home by Disney of course! )
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The benefit of having Disney send it home is that if it does arrive broke, Disney will replace it. Happened to us once. We didn't have to send the broken one back, they told us to donate it to a charity (the globe was in one piece, there was some decorations on the outside that were broken off).

We also noticed on our last trip (although in DL) that there were no where near the amount of snowglobes that we use to see in the stores. Bummer since DD is a snowglobe collector
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The benefit of having Disney send it home is that if it does arrive broke, Disney will replace it. Happened to us once. We didn't have to send the broken one back, they told us to donate it to a charity (the globe was in one piece, there was some decorations on the outside that were broken off).

We also noticed on our last trip (although in DL) that there were no where near the amount of snowglobes that we use to see in the stores. Bummer since DD is a snowglobe collector
There are several online at the Disney Store. Perhaps that will translate to more in the stores as time goes on.
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