Arthur M.M. Krolman
October 22, 2010
Robert A. Iger
President & C.E.O.
Walt Disney Co.
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Dear Mr. Iger,
I am writing for your advice about how to best enjoy a great Walt Disney World experience with the new prohibitive TSA/commercial airlines “security” shenanigans.
My wife and I have two children (one strapping 14 year old boy and our beautiful little girl, 12). They would just love to go to Disney World and we would love to take them – but now we don’t know how to get there!
Please allow me to graphically explain. On the way to Disney World at the airport, United States government agents now force children and their parents to make a difficult choice between:
1. a dose of ionizing radiation concentrated almost entirely on your skin to create a nude image on the government’s computer screen. They call this Whole Body Imaging, or WBI. Please see attached sample image of a male subject, also here. Note that the detail of the image, even before zooming in, allows the viewer to see that the glans is uncircumcised.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
2. a government agent using his gloved fingers to grope/frisk/probe the exterior of the child’s entire clothed body (including inspection of private parts) in order to ascertain the same detail of information as the WBI would have done (see above). They call this Enhanced Pat-down.
3. police escort to interrogation by TSA security as to your reasons for refusing the above two choices…followed by confirmation that you did not verbally abuse any government agents…followed by being permitted to turn around and go home.
As you can imagine, none of these choices appeals to us. Other than a fleet of Disney private planes or opening scaled-down Disney World resorts all across the country, how do you recommend that paying customers get to your resorts if decent caring for their children now prohibits them from using commercial airlines?
Now that you are aware that children must submit to nude photography or inspection of private parts in order to enjoy the Disney experience (and on the way home), your silence on this issue may be seen by many as passive agreement with this new pathway to your business, which I am sure is not the case.
Arthur M.M. Krolman
CFA Founder and President
56 Roland St., Suite 201 Boston, MA 02129