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Disney World Bans Multiple Guests From Resort After Violent Attacks

Disney Park Guests have recently witnessed multiple cringeworthy moments around Southern California and Florida. Disneyland Paris is no exception. We recently posted about several reckless behaviors caught on camera in the European Park.

Now, we’ve got updates to two of the most infamous altercations covered on Disney Tips. Reportedly, a couple of Walt Disney World incidents have resulted in bans from the Resort.

As we saw in Disneyland’s summer crime report, released a few days ago, certain inappropriate behaviors can result in trespassing violations. Here’s an example of such an incident.

  • “Friday, June 3, 4:22 p.m., Trespassing, Suspect booked”
Anaheim Police

Credit: City of Anaheim

On July 20, Disney Guests were taken back by news that a violent brawl took place in the heart of Fantasyland. Punches were thrown as involved Guests lunged at each other, pulling hair, pushing, and shoving,  resulting in multiple arrests.

Brawl in the Magic Kingdom

Credit: Inside the Magic

In a similar situation, occurring on July 8,  a man was arrested for child abuse at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for physically assaulting a teenager in line. Sadly, it was later reported that the man has brain cancer, but this didn’t prevent the Orange County Sheriff from arresting him.

Child Abuse


Both scenarios reportedly resulted in the involved Guests being banned from Walt Disney World Resort, with multiple trespass warnings. It seems like Disney has a no-nonsense policy regarding any physical altercation at the Parks, and rightly so.

Disney’s official websites detail their policies regarding every possible action prohibited in a Property Rules Section. Some guidelines seem outlandish, insinuating that the Parks have seen pretty ridiculous behaviors over the years.

In the section of Prohibited Activities, the following text forbids:

  • “Engaging in any unsafe act or other act that may impede the operation of the Walt Disney World Resort or any part thereof.”

The Walt Disney Company clarifies the result of inappropriate behavior in their Company Rights section, explaining:

  • “We reserve the right to deny admission, prevent entry or require a person already admitted to leave the Walt Disney World Resort or any party thereof, without refund, liability or compensation, for failure to comply with any of these rules, for unsafe, illegal or offensive behavior, to ensure safety, security or order, or if we consider that the circumstances otherwise so require, in our sole and absolute discretion.”

I think it’s safe to say, based on recent events and Disney’s company policy, physical violence is not something you can come back from when it pertains to Disney Parks! So, visitors, be advised.

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.