HOW did this Guest bypass security and CLIMB Cinderella Castle?

Look, we’ve all heard and seen some really strange things at Disney World.

But this man’s antics might just have earned him the honor of “Most Daring” behavior at Magic Kingdom, at least in recent weeks, if it weren’t for the fact that his behavior was extremely unsafe, in direct disregard for Walt Disney World rules and downright disrespectful.

Thanks to TikTok user Shannon (@pincessshannon), we get to see what it looks like when a Guest exhibits a complete lack of regard for park rules.

Despite a roped-off stairway leading up to the balcony on the second floor at Cinderella Castle, a male Guest apparently ascended the stairs, making it all the way to the balcony, which is off-limits to Guests.


someone’s in trouble…😳😳😳 #disneyworld #magickingdom

♬ Hell To Da Naw Naw Naw – Bishop Bullwinkle

He even stops and waves to Guests in the thoroughfare beneath him!

It begs the question: does the man have any concern about being banned from the parks, let alone any concern for his safety or that of other Guests?

We don’t have the answers to those questions, but one thing is sure, the man’s actions are a clear violation of Disney Park rules, which are largely divided into two sections, per Disney World’s website: prohibited items and prohibited activities. 

Under the heading of Prohibited Activities, “engaging in any unsafe act” is strictly prohibited, as is “unauthorized access or entry into backstage areas or areas designed only for Cast Members.”

We’re thinking this man’s actions fall into both of those categories.

We understand the allure of Cinderella Castle can be overwhelming. Its beauty and charm are mesmerizing, especially now that the castle has had a complete makeover in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the release of the Disney classic Cinderella in 1950 and the 50th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney World.

Somehow, though, we aren’t sure that it was the draw of the castle that made this Guest ignore the rules and access the balcony on the backside of the castle.

Was it a dare? Fodder for a YouTuber’s or TikTokker’s next post? What are your thoughts?

About Becky Burkett

I'm a Lone Star State native whose idea of joy includes any combination of the following: cold weather, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 2 boys, my 2 girls, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history and being at Disney World. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birds at the Enchanted Tiki Room, scoring the 999,999 at Buzz's Space Ranger Spin, or trying for the highest score in the toybox at Toy Story Mania! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!