Disney’s Orlando neighbor sees huge brawl break out among guests in the queue for a Halloween-themed attraction

Just down the street a ways from the 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World, another, less celebratory event is also in full swing–Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort, but a fight that broke out on Wednesday evening seemed to bring some of the horror to life for those who witnessed the altercation.

It was late in the evening on the night of October 13 last week when a fight broke out in the queue for the Haunting of Hill House maze that’s part of the annual Halloween-themed event. The brawl looks to have involved several people, rather than being just a spat between a couple of guests.

No representative from DisneyDining was there at the time of the huge brawl, and we won’t speculate on what might have caused such a disturbance among guests, but a few guests who were there at the time have taken to social media to share their insights.

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One guest says the brawl had to do with 2 men who were allowed back into the line after leaving to purchase drinks. But since the video doesn’t begin until after the altercation was already happening, we can’t say for sure what started the fight.

One guest at Universal that evening named Leslie Diaz captured some of the fight and posted it to Facebook. Her post also included what she called some of the “aftermath” of the altercation (when police showed up and took control of the situation).

Credit: Facebook/Leslie Diaz

There is a part of Ms. Diaz’s video that shows a woman, who had not been involved at first, coming into the crowd from off-screen. She begins to attack another woman who was in the middle of the brawl. The two were separated by other guests who were at the scene at the time.

Credit: Facebook/Leslie Diaz

By guests’ accounts, there was a 100-minute-long wait for the attraction, and one guest tweeted that “tensions were high.”

Here’s hoping the remaining days of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando keep the horror fictional and the lines friendly.




About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!