Two people have reportedly been arrested and a ban issued after a massive fight broke out at Disney World when two families got into a fight while queuing to see a Mickey Mouse show.
The wild fracas among at least 10 people outside Mickey’s PhilharMagic Theater at the theme park in Orlando, Florida on Thursday local time landed at least one man in hospital, New York Post reports.
One of the alleged participants, who was taken to an ambulance and hospitalized with a large cut on his chin, confirmed the crackdown in a written post to the Disney Blog. Walt Disney World news today.
“We have been banned from Disney forever unless we contact the manager,” the alleged attendee wrote. “2 people from another party have been arrested and the others have left, no one from our family has been arrested yet and they still have us here.”
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The guest claimed that his family had been banned from the Magic Kingdom as well as other Disney properties, including their hotel.
Meanwhile, two members of the other fist-throwing family — who were all dressed identically in red shorts and white Disney-themed T-shirts — were arrested, the guest claimed.
“They are making us leave our resort which is the Riviera even though we are here for another 2 weeks,” the guest lamented in the post. “We must vacate Disney property, including Typhoon Lagoon and Disney Springs.”
A Disney World representative did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The nasty fight was filmed by witnesses, who published the fight on social networks.
According to reports, the saga began after a family member left the line to retrieve his phone.
When she tried to join her group, another family, all dressed identically in red shorts and white t-shirts, allegedly tried to prevent her from finding her place.
Walt Disney World news today reported that the two families clashed as they exited the theater, with a member of the girl’s family allegedly telling the group in red shorts, “We don’t appreciate you pushing my younger sister.”
A shouting match reportedly ensued, with both groups hurling profanities even as they gradually closed in on each other, eventually unleashing a huge, jerry springerstyle brawl that spilled onto the street outside the theater.
Witnesses used their phones to document the chaotic fight, posting the fracas on social media as at least 10 people were seen punching, sending onlookers running for cover and protect their children.
Video of onlookers captured children crying, while panicked adults can be heard screaming for security to help.
Eventually, the two groups were separated by security and police, according to the Disney Blog, and taken to the park security office.
It’s not yet known whether either family is planning to press charges, but the blog said the Red Shorts family allegedly “stole or broke several personal items belonging to their adversaries, including cellphones and clothing. of creators”.
A man involved was taken to an ambulance with a large cut on his chin, the blog reported. Other family members had minor cuts and bruises.
Footage of the incident ignited social media, but was later deleted from video-sharing platform TikTok, according to the Daily Mail.
However, shorter clips continued to circulate on Twitter and Facebook.
While fighting at Disney parks is nothing new, incidents of mass violence have increased dramatically since the Covid pandemic, with the Florida resort town reporting more than half a dozen this year alone, according to reports.
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and is republished here with permission