VIDEO: Disneyland Guest “Sucker-Punches” Protester, Flees The Scene

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Credit: CitizenGo/ Twitter

The Disney Parks have been no stranger to headline-grabbing protests over the past few months. Disneyland Paris has been struggling with unrest from Disney employees for weeks, and Walt Disney World in Florida experienced hate group protesters with Nazi flags supporting Gov Ron DeSantis just last week. Disneyland Resort in California has now joined its sister parks in making protest news, this time in relation to its LGBTQ+ and Pride offerings.

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On June 15, a group from CitizenGo, a self-described ultra-conservative advocacy group, stood outside the entrance to Disneyland Park to protest the Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite event. This was the first after-hours Pride event ever for Disney Parks, and featured rainbow theming, rare character meet and greets, and other exclusive entertainment.

The protestors held signs saying: “Disney Parks are for kids. Say no to the LGBT push,” “Reject the LGBT indoctrination push,” and “Preserve the magic of childhood.” While the protest itself gained little attention, their social media claims started turning heads. They claim they were attacked by a “radical activist,” who “sucker-punched” one of them in the face.

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Credit: CitizenGo? Twitter

Here’s their statement.

We were attacked at @Disneyland during our peaceful demonstration as we stood against Disney’s LGBT indoctrination. Here, we see a man briskly walk away as he cowardly sucker-punched our USA campaigner, Owen in the head from the back and then fled the scene.

We live in a crazy world where people think it’s acceptable and even justified to physically assault us for wanting to keep sexually charged Pride-themed entertainment away from children. Despite that, we had some lovely people out there showing us support.

Thank you. We will keep fighting for what’s right and not back down  #disney #pride #lgbtqia #activism

Watch the video they posted to their Twitter account below.

Though the video doesn’t show contact being made, the man in the black t-shirt does seem to suspiciously flee. Owen looks to be taken aback, and there is confusion in the crowd of other Disney Park visitors.

Disneyland Resort has made no comment on the incident.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!