Update on Viral Fight at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Fight Update

A disturbing video surfaced on social media on May 16, depicting an altercation that unfolded in front of the train station at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park. The video captured a sizable group of individuals, all donning matching t-shirts, engaging in an attack against a smaller group of Guests. Amidst the chaos, a man bore the brunt of their aggression, enduring multiple punches as he was forcibly brought down to the ground. The footage also revealed the presence of a young boy on the sidelines, witnessing the altercation, while one of the women involved in the fight held a toddler in her arms.

Guest Fight

Our original coverage can be read here: Another Brutal Fight at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Public Reaction

The video elicited widespread shock among viewers who encountered it on social media. Although incidents of fights being recorded within The Most Magical Place on Earth have unfortunately occurred in the past, the sight was still deeply unsettling. Initially, the cause of the argument was unknown when the video first circulated online. However, we are now learning that the brutal assault came from dispute over a photo spot.

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According to Authorities

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, one family was posing for a photo when another family requested them to vacate the area for their photo opportunity. This seemingly innocuous inquiry escalated into an act of violence, with a member of the first party throwing a punch.

Credit: Disney // Orange County Sheriffs Office

Disney’s Reaction

Currently, Disney has not issued any official statements regarding this appalling incident. Nevertheless, at least some group members responsible for instigating the altercation likely will receive trespass notices from Disney. Such notices would signify their prohibition from visiting Disney theme parks.

Given the severity of the incident, it is probable that these bans would be permanent.

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)