Disney Cast Members Forced to Step In After Abusive Parents, Report Says

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A dream is a wish your heart makes. Disneyland Resort is a well-known tourist location seeing thousands of Guests daily. Guests head from near and far to see the wonders of Disney. Disneyland is home to two theme parks Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Each Disney Park allows Guests to immerse themself in the magic and wonder of Disney.

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Step foot into Disneyland Park, and you are transported into a world of magic and fantasy. Disneyland Park is divided into distinct lands with unique themes and attractions. Guests stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., and are greeted by the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. Guests at Disneyland Park can also experience thrilling attractions such as Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and much more.

Next door to Disneyland Park is just as magical Disney California Adventure Park. This Park offers thrills such as speeding racers located in Cars Land called Radiator Springs Racers, massive coasters such as Incredicoaster, Soarin’ Around the World, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission BREAKOUT!, and many more attractions.

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In a viral TikTok, one Disneyland Guest speaks out about the abuse she witnesses while waiting for a popular Disney attraction. This Guest witnessed a father put pressure on a child’s neck after the child expressed feelings about not wanting to ride the ride. Then pressure got the child crying as he was telling his father it was hurting him. That was the first red flag for this Guest as this father was allegedly abusing this child by insult and physical harm. The father proceeded to take out his phone to embarrass the child later by crying about not wanting to ride this ride.

@a.gabrielle94 Male Karen forcing child on ride at disneyland. This shouldn’t happen at all especially if you are claiming that your child is autistic. #disneyland #disneykaren #disneylandkaren #karen #toxicmasculinity #gaslighting #gaslight #gaslighter #terribleparenting #terribleparents #childabuseneedtostop ♬ original sound

While you wish this could not get any worse, the Guest stepped forward by telling a Cast Member what they have witnessed. The Disney Cast Member thanked them and stepped in by calling security. The Cast Member went to the family and asked for them to be removed from the ride. The mother and son went downstairs while the father and others rode the attraction. The shocking part was that this son was autistic that was being treated this way. The father explained that when he was putting pressure on the child’s neck was to redirect the child.

If you witness a situation of any kind, find your nearest Disney Cast Member.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.