NBA Star Breaks Rules, Allegedly Assaults Guest in Disneyland

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NBA Star Robin Lopez was unhinged after he went after a Disney Guest.

Disneyland Resort is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Being the happiest place, Guests heading to the Disney Parks expect to feel Disney magic around them. Disneyland has always captivated people from all walks of life, including celebrities who often seek a magical escape from their busy schedules.

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Disneyland has always been a magnet for celebrities looking to relive their childhood memories or create new ones with their families. From A-list actors and actresses to renowned musicians and sports icons, the allure of Disneyland transcends the boundaries of fame and success. Imagine strolling down Main Street, U.S.A., and suddenly spotting a well-known face amidst the crowd. You might see an actor like Tom Hanks, known for his timeless performances in movies like Forrest Gump and Toy Story, enjoying a churro while exploring the shops and soaking in the nostalgic atmosphere.

Not far away, you might glimpse Taylor Swift, the global music sensation, dancing and singing along to the tunes of “it’s a small world” or joining the line for a thrilling ride on Space Mountain. Her infectious energy and love for the theme park would undoubtedly spread joy to those around her. On any given day, you might witness the excitement of the Kardashian-Jenner clan as they embark on a whimsical adventure through Disneyland. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian snapping selfies in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle or Kylie Jenner indulging in some delicious Disney treats, their presence adds a touch of glamour to the already dazzling park.

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Sports stars are not immune to the allure of Disneyland either. Robin Lopez was one the latest sports stars spotted in Disneyland. Robin Lopez is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was selected with the 15th pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, and was traded to the New Orleans Hornets.

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One Disneyland Guest recently complained about Robin Lopez for “attacking” them. Mr. Lopez was seen with his family at Disney on the closing of Splash Mountain when a Guest recorded saying hello, then a Disney VIP Cast Member informers the Guest not to take pictures of Lopez and his family. Later in the TikTok, this Guest can be seen talking to the Imagineer Tony Baker, the creator of Splash Mountain, when Robin Lopez sneaks up behind the Guest and aggressively takes away his phone and cuts off his live stream. This Guest had to plea to get his phone back from Mr. Lopez. This Guest wrote that this ruined his day and traumatizing for him and his viewers.

Though the TikTok has now been deleted, the video had already circulated around social media. The influencer, known as Joy Of Everything posted on Twitter that he “wasn’t able to record his assault” due to his phone being snatched.

Of course, A-List celebrities aren’t immune from facing punishment at Disneyland. As a matter of fact, there is an entire list of celebrities who have been banned from Disney for not following the rules.

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.