Woman Bites Off Piece of Disney Guest’s Finger Over Fireworks

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The criminal fight broke out at the Walt Disney World Resort during EPCOT’s now-retired nighttime show “Harmonious.


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On December 13, 2022, a Walt Disney World Guest visiting from California was hospitalized after another Guest bit off part of her middle finger. At the time, details remained limited, but the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has now released information regarding the incident.

The Incident

The police report states that Emily, a 26-year-old woman from Pennsylvania, was blocking another Guest’s viewing during the EPCOT nighttime show and then elbowed a member of that Guest’s family. A family member confronted Emily, who allegedly got irate and the attacked ensued.


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The fight went from scratching and quickly escalated. When the Guest visiting from California tried to separate her family member from Emily, Emily bit the California native’s middle finger. According to the report, she proceeded to kick, yell, and scream.

Emily then tried to leave the scene, but after being reported by the California family, was followed by a Cast Member.

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Law Enforcement Involvement

Later, the woman from California was bleeding, and a sheriff’s deputy “observed a chunk of the meaty portion of her middle finger was missing,” per the report.

When law enforcement questioned Emily, she denied any wrongdoing. Instead, she claimed she was the victim and was attacked by multiple people. Although she had scratches on herself to corroborate her story, she also made comments about harming herself and having an “uncontrollable manner.”

As such, she was restrained and handcuffed. Law enforcement later discovered that Emily had a history of mental health issues and subsequently attempted to get her mental health services.

According to Orange Circuit Court online records, no criminal charges were filed against Emily.


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RELATED: Disney World Bans Multiple Guests From Resort After Violent Attacks

Unfortunately, this is not the first incident of violence among Walt Disney World Guests to be reported at the many theme Parks. But hopefully, it is the last.

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…)