Disney World BRAWL: Viral video shows massive fight break out between families waiting in line
The incident started when one family member left the line to fetch her phone, which she had accidentally left behind
The brawl started in Orlando, Florida, at the theme park’s Magic Kingdom, where two families were standing in line for a performance at Mickey’s PhilharMagic theatre on Wednesday, July 20 as per multiple reports.
FAMILY TRIED TO BLOCK GIRL FROM REJOINING THE LINE
According to the Disney World blog “Walt Disney World News Today,” the incident started when one family member left the line to fetch her phone, which she had accidentally left behind. As the girl tried to rejoin her group, another family, all dressed identically in red shorts and white T-shirts, blocked her from taking her earlier spot.
As per the blog, the two families then confronted each other at the theater’s exit, with a member of the girl’s family saying, “We don’t appreciate you guys pushing my younger sister.”
I love me a good Disney World fight 😂pic.twitter.com/snI7K12VxA— Jono Barnes (@JonoBarnes) July 21, 2022
A shouting match then followed, with both groups hurling abuses at each other, gradually stepping closer leading to a massive, Jerry Springer-style brawl that broke out onto the street outside the theater. Officials at the park were able to break up the commotion, and the groups were taken to the security office at the Orlando theme park.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department reported that the incident happened just before 7:30 pm. A spokesperson told PEOPLE, "Deputies responded to 4601 North World Bay Drive [Magic Kingdom] for a fight." Subsequently, they arrested three people for misdemeanor battery while one person was admitted to the hospital for a minor injury.
Several witnesses used their phones to document the brawl, posting snippets on social media as at least 10 people were engaged in the fight, making onlookers run for cover and shielding their children. In a video captured by a bystander, children are seen crying, while worried adults can be heard shouting for security to help.
It is still unclear if either of the families is planning to press charges. According to the blog, the red-shorts family allegedly “stole or broke several personal items belonging to their opponents including mobile phones and designer clothes.”
The blog reported that one person was transported to a local hospital with "a large cut on his chin," while other family members had minor cuts and bruises.
Footage of the incident took social media by storm but it was later removed from the video-sharing platform TikTok. Shorter clips of the brawl have continued to circulate on Twitter and Facebook.
The incident is the second time this week that a fight has happened at an amusement park. On Saturday, July 16 Knott's Berry Farm in Southern California was the center of various fights between groups of teenagers, which prompted the park to close early, according to the Los Angeles Times. This incident evoked the park to make those 17 and younger be accompanied by an adult on Fridays and Saturdays.