Walt Disney World Guest Accused of Choking Teen During Fireworks

Police arrested Tabbatha Mature, age 41, on Wednesday 4/5 at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  Orange County Police arrested her after she allegedly choked a teen guest at the park.  The victim was on a high school trip and accompanied by friends and chaperones from the trip.  The group was seated in front of Mature waiting for the fireworks to begin and then once they started the high school group stood up to watch the show.  Mature wanted the group to sit back down.  She started get up and the victim offered her spot for her to see the show after she got angry and was met with her head being pushed to the ground by her neck and stating, “You don’t want to mess with me.”


The incident was reported to a Disney cast member who alerted the authorities.  The victim didn’t have any injuries, but proceeded with pressing charged against Tabbatha Mature.  Mature has been charged Child Abuse.  We wish we could say that these things didn’t happen at the “Happiest Place on Earth”, but unfortunately angry people are everywhere.  Should encounter an uncomfortable situation at Walt Disney World, it is best to get away from it and alert a cast member so that you don’t risk an encounter with the wrong person.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!