A Guest visiting the Walt Disney World Resort has reported an incident where her mother suffered an injury during the nighttime fireworks show.
Fireworks spectacles are symbolic of Disney Parks all over the world. Firstly, their dazzling colors and brilliant lights illuminate the night sky all over the world during nightly performances of unique arrangements, effects, and original songs. Moreover, their iconography features on Disney Parks merchandise and in advertising, making them truly synonymous with the magic and wonder Guests receive on a Disney vacation.
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As a result, Disney’s fireworks shows are always a huge draw for crowds, like those visiting the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World where the incident occurred. Each night, the “Disney Enchantment” show sparkles above Cinderella Castle in celebration of the Resort’s 50th Anniversary.
In addition, some Guests line up far in advance of the evening showtime, with some parties holding the perfect spot on Main Street, U.S.A., or the hub grass, for hours just to really step into the magic! Of course, this has resulted in an increased Cast Member presence directing traffic through the marked thoroughfares in order to ensure Guest safety and access to walkways.
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However, for one family visiting the Park, the experience was far from magical. In fact, by the end of the performance, the mother of this party had ended up thrown to the ground! The daughter of the woman shared their experience via social media, hoping to encourage others to remember to treat their fellow Guest with proper courtesy when trying to communally enjoy Disney’s entertainment programs:
“We’ve just finished watching the Enchantment fireworks at MK. Pretty good show. However, I would like to discuss etiquette for shows. My mum had a family behind her with a stroller, who seemed to think shoving it into the back of her legs throughout the whole show was acceptable. At the very end of the show, they pushed it so hard that she fell over.
We gave them a piece of our mind, but they didn’t seem to bat an eye. Why is that acceptable? We just wanted to enjoy the show. If the aim is to make us move, no sorry we’re not. We got there in good time and we’re not exactly tall ourselves! It has definitely diminished the experience which is a shame.”
Yikes! Not only does this sound like the worst way to act while at the Most Magical Place on Earth, but completely violates the safety regulations in place for a reason.
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Have you ever had an experience similar to this Disney World fireworks incident? We hope not!
Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort should remember to always respect others’ personal boundaries and follow Cast Member guidance while navigating performance zones.