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5 Great Alternatives to the Selfie Stick at Disney

What? No Selfie Sticks at Disney?

Selfie sticks have always been banned on rides, but Friday, Disney released at Statement that selfies sticks would be banned from all of their parks to safety concerns. Tell me I’m not the only one who saw this coming? Well, in case you hadn’t, and were going to be depending on your selfie stick for your family photos at Disney, I’ve done the work for you. I’ve got

5 great alternatives to the selfie stick at Disney.


5 great alternatives to the selfie stick



1.Samsung NX Mini

This little mirrorless camera was made specifically with the selfie in mind! The NX mini contains a full 3-inch flip-up LCD touch screen that makes it easy to take selfies. And it’s just a great little camera that can fit right in your pocket.

2. Podo Bluetooth Camera

podo alternative for selfie stick

This little camera is a little bluetooth camera that has a magnet that helps it to stick and re-stick to any solid surface. It can be used with your iOS or Android devices. It’s cute and it’s small. It will retail fro $99 when they ship this fall.


3. CamMe Selfie App for IOS

CamMe app

Instead of buying a WHOLE new device, you can just use your phone. LOL. The CamMe app for iOS is great for the group selfie shot. All you have to do is gesture to the camera from up to 22 feet away and click. A great Android alternative is You Cam Perfect 

4. The Olloclip

I know I’ve talked about this one before, but the wide angle lens that comes with this is perfect to help for get everyone in the frame. You should get one for fisheye lens alone.


5. Have someone else take the picture. LOL. This seems old fashion in our world of technology and do-it-yourselfness. But that’s what we used to do before the advent of selfie sticks and forward facing cameras. It worked. Right?


So there you have it, 5 great alternatives to the selfie stick at Disney! Be safe and enjoy!


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    Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama
    June 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I almost got an Ollo clip, but I am too afraid to take off my otterbox. With a toddler (and baby on the way) and as messy as I can be, who knows what I would do to my phone!

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    June 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Like you information and tips that i can use in my daily life. Just bought a selfie stick I am trying to get use to but i think I like have other people take the picture. Lol

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    Teri Crawford Brown
    June 29, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Ok first to tell you how out of touch I am I had to google what a selfie stick was! Second, why would Disney not want them? WHen we were there I saw several people with their cameras on sticks but it dd not seem to be causing any kind of problem.

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    aimee fauci
    June 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

    My favorite is #5. Disney cast members are always ready to snap a picture for you.

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    June 29, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Great post! I was just thinking about getting a selfie stick to take with me to NYC. Great to know these other options! You have me thinking though… I wonder if other places will begin to ban them.

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    June 29, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Ha! I JUST received a selfie stick from my in laws yesterday! I’m not sure if it was a gag gift or not?!? Love the post!

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    June 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Great post was just going to get a selfie stick I decided on the app instead.

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    June 29, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Thankfully I have never seen a selfie stick up close and in person only online. I think the oli clip thingy would be great but I would never need it I don’t do selfie pictures at all lol

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    June 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Funny because I got a selfie stick as a gift but haven’t used it yet because I’m a little embarrassed to lol. I wrote about the ollo clip as well and plan to buy as a gift for my fiancé. That little blue tooth camera looks great!

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    June 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    These are great options. I always thought the selfie stick looked odd. The options you provided may even be better in quality. Thank you for sharing!

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    June 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    These are great alternatives! Thanks for compiling this list. I still don’t even own a selfie-stick, so it’s good to know what other options are out there if I ever decide not to get one.

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    June 30, 2015 at 6:53 am

    What will I do without selfie stick at Disney LOL It was a bummer to learn that we couldn’t use them on rides at Disney moms on the road conference but super sucks that it’s banned from from the entire parks although I understand the safety concern. I think #1 seems like a great option. I’ve heard really good things about that camera.

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    June 30, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I know i’m in the minority, but I’m happy about the ban. I feel like selfies and the use of selfie sticks takes adds to the problem we seem to develop with communicating. As simple as it may be, I think the ability to locate a seemingly friendly stranger is a crucial skill to have. The use of technology and things like selfie sticks makes it harder for some people, especially younger people to do it. Theres nothing wrong with old fashioned interaction even when it comes to something as simple as taking a picture.

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    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    June 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

    fantastic tips, now I want that lil mini samsung camera lol.

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    Siobhan (BeFree Project)
    June 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I think I must be the last girl on the planet w/o a selfie stick. I’m starting to feel like I need to get one. Thanks for sharing these alternatives for the selfie stick.

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    June 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I have never used a selfie stick before! These are great alternatives to the selfie stick. Isn’t it crazy how selfies used to be non existent and now we have technology to aid in taking them.

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    Nancy (@spiffykerms)
    June 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Man, I actually really love the selfie-stick for how many people you can actually get in the frame, since it’s “so far away” from the group. Then again I’ve never bought or used one, so I’m not entirely sure I’d personally use the stick.

    I just can’t wait to go to Disney some day! 🙂

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    June 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I wanna check out that CamMe app. That sounds really cool.

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    June 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Suddenly, it’s just so hard to get good angles without a selfie stick, lol. I am sure many will complain about the selfie stick being banned inside the park, but I guess they won’t do that if they didn’t get too many accidents. This is a great list of alternatives.

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    June 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Ugh, I am so bad at taking selfies. I’d love to try that App. though. Maybe it would help a sistah!

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    Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green
    June 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    A lot of places are banning selfie sticks and I get it. I’m not above asking someone to take a picture of us for me. lol At that being the old fashion way. I will check out this CamMe app that sounds like a winner.

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    Anita Utami
    June 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve never had a selfie stick in my life, and I turned out OK, lol. These 5 alternatives are great alternatives. May I add one more thing to the list? Use a dustpan as a selfie stick. 😉 My toddler actually came up with this idea. She put my phone on a dustpan, held it at an arm’s length, and voila!

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    June 30, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I’m downloading the CamMe Selfie App right now!! I love taking selfies with my daughter lol

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    Chene Atkins-Whittington
    June 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Aww man, I just purchased my first selfie stick. I haven’t used it but I think I need to purchase that Samsung NX. That’s super cute!

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    Miranda (Myrabev)
    July 1, 2015 at 12:50 am

    When selfie sticks came out I knew they would be problematic and when I was in south korea you can not walk 2 seconds without something pulling out a selfie stick of someone being poked with it glad Disney is banning them

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    Cia |
    July 1, 2015 at 12:51 am

    I searched high and low at best buy for that samsung camera. I really wanted it, but after reading this I will have to order and olliclip. The fish eye lens in so cool in many scenarios.

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    Fi Ní Neachtáin
    July 1, 2015 at 4:53 am

    I don’t own a selfie stick, never have and I can get my selfie on just fine haha 🙂 I can see why all major attractions and museums are banning them, they do hinder the flow of people in these places and could poke someone in the face! These are really great alternative and far more discrete too.

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    July 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Disney released this new rule on the very day we were headed to an amusement park. I wan’t thinking of bringing my selfie stick, but I can definitely see how it’d be a danger. I have a blue tooth remote that I use for my phone, but the phone has to be set on a table. I love the Podo camera as an alternate instead since you can place the camera anywhere and don’t have to rely on your phone to take the picture!

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    Nichole Arnold
    July 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Wow! I did not know they put this ban in to effect nor did I see it coming, actually didn’t think about it lol. I can see how they think it may take away from the employees who take photos or of course creepers but selfie sticks have also let people travel and enjoy things differently and handing your DSLR or camera phone to someone you don’t know is always a scary risk. Can they run faster than you? LoL. I love how you had new ideas though and it’s something to think about for our upcoming trip!

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    July 1, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    what great ideas! i’m definitely interested in the The Olloclip. i’d never heard of it before, so thanks for the intro.

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    July 2, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Haha, good list. Especially the idea of having someone else take the picture! I have the cutest selfie stick, but I admit that I don’t use it much. Having someone else take the picture just seems easier!

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    July 2, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I own two selfie sticks and I never really use them. I’ve tried using the selfie app but sometimes the hand gesture isn’t recognized. I’m going to take a look at the Samsung Camera though. That looks pretty cool.

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    rosemary palmer
    July 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

    We aren’t Disney goers but they can be annoying. Also, we aren’t big selfie takers, except on a cruise or vacation so we have one for that. But, was probably only used a couples times. I would rather ask someone to take out picture. Plus, I still use my camera a lot.

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    July 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Ha, I just knew you were going to have that picture of that guy with the clothes hanger as the hood stick. I got a selfie stick for my bday last week. I am with your final option, I will bust and excuse me to a complete stranger in a heartbeat! All they can say is NO!

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    July 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    The selfie stick banning at Disney must have made a lot of people sad, but thanks for this post, they can do away with monopads. The CamMe Selfie App sounds interesting. I love that you only need to raise your hand to take a photos. Number 5 is still the best though, as many many people are game at taking your photos.

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    July 10, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Funny think about the selfie stick for me is that I just found out that they even existed. LOL. I guess that is what happens when you become a wife and mom and you don’t get out that much because you’re busy taking care of things at home and now running a business! I’m so excited I came here to read this today though because I’m definitely going to check out the iPhone app right now! Hehe.

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    July 10, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I have never been a fan of the selfie stick and I think its was a great idea for Disney to ban them from their parks. The CamMesSelfie seems like a really cool app and based on the pictures it looks like you can take a good quality picture with it. I will have to check it out and see how it works for me.

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    July 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Great alternative ideas. I’ve never used a selfie stick and don’t ever intend to, I think they look so silly. I think it’s great they banned it at Disney. We’ve never been to Disney but I could imagine if everyone was walking around with their silly sticks, that could get turned into a bad situation I’m sure. I would rather ask someone to snap a pic if I was with a group rather than tote around a stick!

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    July 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Selfie sticks! They were cool when they first came out and people used them intermittently (and courteously), but now that they’ve become “all the rage”, they’ve gotten out of hand. I’m glad places are banning them now. They’re more of a nuisance than anything else now.

    I like the little magnet camera. It seems cute, even if it’s not quite practical for most situations. It would make for much better bathroom selfies and at-home group photos. #5, though, is the best. As we traveled around Asia, we had people randomly ask us to take photos of them and then they’d offer to take photos of us in return. Then we’d chat for a minute and learn a bit about each other. It can be scary asking others to take photos, but it helps you learn more about others and make positive impressions.

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    July 11, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I’m old fashioned, I guess. I always just ask someone to take the picture, or someone offers as they walk by! I didn’t know selfie sticks were gaining momentum for real, I just though they were still kind of a joke!!

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    July 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    My favourite is ‘have someone else take the picture’, it is crazy that we forget that is even an option these days! But I also think the app for the IOS is very cool! I have an android so hopefully something like this will come out for android in the future! Great post 🙂

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    Reginia Cordell
    July 12, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I knew the “creativity” of the selfie stick phenomena would cause some concerns with amusement parks and such. I didn’t think Disney would be first. I like the good ole option of asking someone but can I tell you that some people’s pictures leave me without feet each time. I’m not sure how I manage to always snag the shortest person around. I have something like the Olloclip and I’m going to try the app out today.

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    Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy
    July 12, 2015 at 7:47 am

    These are some great ideas! We have a selfie stick but I also have a fish eye lens. I just recently got a bluetooth clicker to take pictures, but that bluetooth camera looks pretty cool too. I think I might need to get one of those.

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    July 26, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I understand why Disney management had to ban the sticks probably because of how many people misused it and maybe, have caused accidents or trouble through that item however, contrary to one of the comments above, selfie sticks do not hinder us from communicating with other tourist or strangers. It’s just a matter of taking a photo on our own without disturbing others get their own too.

    Let me share with you our trip to Gardens by the Bay (Singapore). It was a busy weekend at the location and a lot of tourists were exploring and taking photos of themselves. My mom and I wanted to have photos together but since we see how busy the others were, we didn’t disturb them. Luckily, I had my selfie stick on my bag so that’s what we used. A few minutes later, people have began speaking with us asking where I bought it. It was also engaging us to speak with total strangers. See!

    The point is, the selfie stick was there to help us with something. It’s just that people are too abusive. Who on earth would do selfie sticks on rides?! That’s just wrong! Where’s their common sense? But if Disney feels they had to ban it, maybe it was for a good reason.

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