Fight Breaks Out as Crowds Wait For Fantasmic! to Begin

Fantasmic Fight
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Taking a trip to a Disney Park can be an absolutely exhausting experience — from early mornings to late nights, waiting in long lines, and dealing with massive crowds. A Disney vacation could really be an exercise program disguised as a vacation, and nerves and patience can dwindle as the day goes on. However, Disney Parks are also magical places filled with children and adults who just want to have a good time and smile. Unfortunately, a wrench was thrown into that good time recently when two groups visiting Disneyland Resort got into an all-out brawl.

Disneyland Fantasmic

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The fight started while Guests were gathered along the Rivers of America at Disneyland Park to celebrate the return of the nighttime show, Fantasmic!. A video of the fight was shared on social media and, in the video, Disneyland security can be seen pulling the Guests apart as other Guests ran to get out of the way. You can watch the video, which was shared by bursteey (@theonlyburst) on Twitter, below:

It is unknown what caused the fight to break out in the first place. After videos of the fight began to go viral, Disney officials released the following statement:

“We do not condone this type of reprehensible behavior. Disneyland Resort security intervened swiftly, deescalated the situation and removed the guests from the park.” 

According to the Anaheim police, no arrests were made, and the incident was fully handled by Disneyland security.

Fantasmic Fight

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Sadly, this is not the first time that a fight has broken out at a Disney Park or on Disney property. Recently, two families got into a fight at Disney Springs when one family was caught stealing a wagon stroller from another family. In the past few months, fights have also broken out at EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

Toy Story Land

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Disney security does its best to break up these altercations as soon as they are made aware of the issue. Guests who engage in that type of behavior are escorted from the theme park they are in and risk being banned from Disney permanently. If you see a fight while you are there, do not get involved, find Disney security as quickly as possible, and keep yourself out of the fray.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!