When Walt Disney opened Disneyland Park, there were a ton of fun rides, characters, and yummy theme park food. One thing that could not be found anywhere on property — alcohol. Until recently, you could not buy alcohol in Disneyland — however, you could buy it at Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. At Walt Disney World, EPCOT was the first theme park to sell alcohol, beginning in 1982. However, the Magic Kingdom did not sell alcohol until 2012 — when Be Our Guest restaurant opened in 2012.
The decision to sell alcohol in the Disney Parks has always been a controversial one, as many people do not like going to a place meant for families and seeing drunk people causing a scene. Others feel that adults should be able to drink responsibly if they want to, and they point to the fact that Disney makes a lot of money selling booze at its theme parks.
However, Guests visiting EPCOT recently saw what happened when a Guest forgets what it means to drink responsibly. In a series of videos posted by TikToker Adriana Perez (@corasmomster), a drunk woman can be seen yelling at Disney security as she struggles to stand up. In fact, she is so drunk that her husband frequently needs to grab her in order to stop her from falling to the ground. Her husband also tries to lead her away from security, but she stumbles back to them.
In later videos, the woman can be seen still mumbling, but being wheeled out of the theme park by her husband, as she is too drunk to stand. Adriana also said that the woman kept trying to go back to Disney Security and tried to slap, hit, and punch them several times. Adriana said that, eventually, the woman’s daughter had to step in front of her mother in order to stop her from attacking security.
As security attempted to remove the woman from EPCOT, she could be seen sitting on the ground and yelling “No” repeatedly. According to Adriana’s video, the local police had been called to help security deal with the drunk Guest. The husband managed to get his wife off the ground and get her back into the wheelchair.
This lady had all these cops plus more waiting outside the park 👀 I’m still trying to figure out why it escalated to this?! Anyone who was there and knows, please elaborate. I’m genuinely curious. #fypシ #epcot #viral #cops #drunkatepcot #foodandwinefestival2022
Many viewers were shocked by what they saw, as the woman appeared to be beyond drunk and possibly having some sort of episode. Adriana took the time to sit down and talk about what she had seen and answer some questions that people had.
Replying to @jazzlettuce97 I am only able to talk about what I witnessed. For those of you asking why I started recording, originally it was to show my parents what was happening on the one day they do not join us. From what I can see going around, clearly I was not the only one who posted 👀
While Disney does not prohibit people from getting drunk in the Parks, their theme park code of conduct prohibits Guests from acting in dangerous behavior. The Walt Disney World website currently reads:
Please show common courtesy to fellow Guests and our Cast Members by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive or offensive behavior, jumping lines or saving places in lines for others. For your safety and the safety of others, please refrain from running except in designated areas.
It is important to note that Disney reserves the right to remove anyone from the Park that is behaving in a way deemed inappropriate. In this case, the woman’s behavior was so egregious that Disney felt it was proper to bring in the authorities to help deal with the unruly Guest. Disney also reserves the right to ban any Guest for misbehaving.
While Adriana said that she did not know what happened to the Guest, Disney has issued bans for less severe drunken behavior, so it would not be surprising if the woman were issued a trespass notice for an extended period of time. Should she be banned from the Parks, she does have the right to appeal.