Disney Parks and Resorts are always thought of as the perfect place for families. Between the fun rides for kids of all ages, the delicious food, and the immersive hotels, there is so much Disney offers to make a vacation magical. Unfortunately, it seems that recently, there has been an extreme uptick in bad Guest behavior, which can truly ruin the magic.
Disney Dining has frequently reported on bad Guest behavior and now, it looks like the behavior has gotten so out of hand that there is enough material to make a documentary. According to Deadline, Jeff Tremaine — the director of Jackass Forever — is making a documentary about the bad behavior that has been witnessed at Disney Parks and Resorts.
Following the success of Jackass Forever this year, director Jeff Tremaine has found a new set troublemakers to focus on as they cause havoc at the Happiest Place on earth. Tremaine is producing Stolen Kingdom, a documentary film chronicling the 30-year history of wrongdoing and debauchery at Walt Disney World Resort, and how it led to the theft of an audio-animatronic valued at almost $500,000 on the black market.
First-time filmmakers Joshua Bailey and Sam Fraser of White Lake are directing.
Tremaine, who is producing through his Gorilla Flicks banner, recently executive produced the feature-length documentary Bad Axe, which won this year’s SXSW Audience Award, garnered Special Jury Recognition and is the most awarded documentary feature of 2022. CAA is repping the film and is expected to take it out to buyers soon.
“Josh and Sam somehow found me and introduced me to this story I found so compelling,” Tremaine said. “I was inspired by not only this story but by these young filmmakers. Having been a part of some Disneyland misbehavior, I’m excited to be involved in this.”
Based on what we have seen recently, Tremaine will have plenty to talk about. This year alone, we have seen a massive brawl break out in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, which resulted in arrests and lifetime bans. We also saw a man get into a fight with teenagers, with the man claiming to have brain cancer. Fights have also broken out in line for a ride at Toy Story Land and on Main Street, U.S.A., as Guests waited for fireworks to begin.
Numerous Guests have also been arrested for trying to bring guns into the theme parks. Other Guests are engaging in dangerous behavior while on attractions, and a father and son were arrested for stealing from strollers at the Magic Kingdom.
In addition to the arrests, Disney has issued a number of bans for poor behavior — including issuing one to a social media influencer who constantly broke the rules to make his videos. The influencer is currently appealing his ban.
Stolen Kingdom does not have a release date at this time.