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Children Left Bloody After Being Dragged on the Ground at Disney World

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Walt Disney World is known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Disney World sees thousands of Guests daily. With this amount of traffic, guests have been seen at their best and worst.

Disney Guests heading to Disney Parks tend to rope drop, which is when guests arrive before the parks open and are the first guests to walk into Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The term “rope drop” harkens back to the days when Disney Parks used to rope off sections physically, and as soon as the ropes were dropped, guests were allowed to dash to their favorite attractions. While the physical ropes have long since disappeared, the tradition of “rope drop” remains an essential part of the Disney World experience.

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Families with young children might head to Fantasyland to meet beloved characters or experience gentle rides, while thrill-seekers make a beeline for roller coasters and adrenaline-pumping attractions in other areas of the park. No matter the chosen path, the joy of being at Disney World and the anticipation of the day ahead unite every Guest in that exhilarating moment.

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In a Reddit social media post, one Walt Disney World guest talks about witnessing a woman with small twins try and rope drop.

This woman took off, and her children could not get their feet underneath them, causing them to both bounce around and start screaming. The children’s yelling did not stop this mom, and it reportedly took someone physically stopping her before she realized what had happened.

“Saw a crazy lady drag a pair of maybe three year old twins at the rope drop. Neither of the kids were ready for the brute speed at which she took off, couldn’t get their feet under themselves, and both of them bounced and screamed along for about twenty feet scraping their knees bloody until someone physically stopped her.

She didn’t even realize what she was doing.

I’ll never forget it. Literally traumatized me. Our similar aged child talked about it the whole trip. Pretty sure she still remembers it.”

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While Guests rush into the Parks trying to find the ride they are most looking forward to experiencing, guests should remember not to push or shove and that everyone will get to the location they wish without fighting or causing issues.

For many Disney enthusiasts, “rope dropping” is a cherished tradition, offering a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s witnessing the joy on a child’s face as they meet their favorite character or feeling the rush of adrenaline on a thrilling ride, “rope drop” sets the tone for an unforgettable day of magic and adventure at Disney World.

Do you rope drop while at Disney World? If so, have you ever seen something like this incident? Let us know in the comments. 

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.