Disney Guest Begins New Year in Handcuffs

Woman arrested Disney Boardwalk
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s is one of the busiest times to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. And it isn’t uncommon for parks like the Magic Kingdom to be completely full on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. That means that wait times for rides and attractions will be sky-high. Luckily, there are a ton of places to enjoy the festivities outside the parks, while still being at Disney.

Disney Christmas Day parade

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One really great place to venture to is Disney’s BoardWalk — which lies between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The BoardWalk is full of great dining and entertainment options for guests of all ages. There are delicious dining options like Flying Fish Café, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, and Trattoria Al Forno.

Disney BoardWalk villas

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Then, for entertainment, there is The Atlantic Dance Hall and Jellyrolls, which is a dueling piano bar. Jellyrolls has become quite the Disney hotspot since it opened nearly thirty years ago. One of the things that make Jellyrolls so popular is the fact that no one under 21 is allowed inside. That means that guests can enjoy themselves without having to worry about kids.


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Unfortunately, one woman decided to have way too much fun at the club and wound up starting the new year in handcuffs.

A video was shared on TikTok by Jaidon (@jaidonmakingmagic) and it showed a woman being dragged away from Jellyrolls by two police officers. But she was not going quietly. The woman was trying to get out of their grasp by kicking, twisting, and turning.


Starting the year off strong, Happy New Year Everyone! #wdw #waltdisneyworld #jellyrollsorlando #dancehallmusic #happynewyear #happynewyear2024

♬ original sound – Jaidon | Living in Disney

We do not know what this woman did to get hauled away by officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. We do not know if she caused a scene inside the establishment, if she got mad for being cut off, or if something happened between her and a guest. However, a commenter who claimed to be a former bouncer at Jellyrolls said that it must have been bad if the cops were called.

I used to be a doorman/bouncer at Jellyrolls. You’d have to really fuck up for them to call the cops 😂

Interior of Jellyrolls

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Sadly, this was not the only arrest made at Disney World during the holiday season. On December 29, another video was shared on TikTok, showing several police officers arriving at the Magic Kingdom monorail station. The video stated that a person was being arrested for punching and assaulting a cast member.

Even though we don’t know the details about these incidents, we do know one thing. If you get taken away from Disney World in handcuffs, it is a near certainty that you will not be allowed back. Disney takes these things very seriously and has no problem issuing trespass notices.

What do you think about people getting arrested at Disney? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!


  1. Better luck next time darlin 😂😂

  2. Better luck next time hun.😂😂