The invention of social media has let us connect in ways that we never thought possible. It makes it easier to stay in touch with the people who mean something to us, who we may not get to see as often as we like. It allows us to meet people from different countries, different backgrounds, and different walks of life who we have a lot in common with. However, social media can also lead to people becoming desperate for attention — breaking rules for the clicks, all so they can get the coveted title of “influencer”.
There are several topics that are always a hit on platforms like Instagram and TikTok — food, travel, and Disney. There are hundreds of people on Instagram who frequently share pictures and videos from their Disney Parks vacations, as well as tips, tricks, and the latest news. While many of those Instagrammers and TikTokers just want to have a great time in the Parks, some of them focus on what will get them the most attention. Many turn to breaking the rules and doing dangerous things that could easily get them kicked out of the Parks.
Recently, TikToker Emily Bleier went to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and decided to ride one of the most popular thrill rides in the Park — Space Mountain. However, simply enjoying the attraction and continuing on with her day wasn’t her main goal.
As those who have ridden Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom know, after you ride the attraction, you have quite a way to go before you are back in the Park. You must walk down a long hallway that has lifelike creations of what the world will be like in the future — from living in space to robots that take care of everything you need. They are always fun to look at, but they are over a barrier and off-limits to Guests. At least they are supposed to be.
Emily posted a TikTok in which she climbed over the barrier and sat on a fake bench around a table (which is pictured above). The video was coupled with a message reading “The only reason I ride Space Mountain”. Now, as you can imagine, her actions are highly against the rules, and, should a Cast Member have caught her, she may have been asked to leave the Park.
You can watch the video below:
It appears that Emily’s video may not have gone over so well on the platform with other Disney fans, as the comments section was quickly disabled. We show you this video not to encourage you to repeat what you see, but to let you know what NOT to do while at the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, or any Disney Park.
When you visit a Disney theme park, you agree to abide by its code of conduct. Walt Disney World currently has the following Resort Property rules listed on its website:
- Engaging in any unsafe act or other act that may impede the operation of the Walt Disney World Resort or any part thereof.
- Unauthorized access or entry into backstage areas or areas designated only for Cast Members.
Guest Courtesy and Attire Policies
- 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.
TikTokers and Instagrammers are becoming an increasing problem for Disney and its Cast Members, and they are cracking down. Disney reserves the right to ban anyone who breaks its property rules for any amount of time. Small infractions may result in being asked to leave the theme park for the day. More egregious rule-breaking may result in a ban that lasts for months or even a lifetime.
One social media influencer learned the hard way that Disney does not like rule breakers. Not only did he lose his job at The Most Magical Place on Earth, but he was also banned for life. He is currently appealing his ban, but Disney could decide to keep it in place.