It’s no surprise that the family members involved in a recent Toontown brawl were immediately escorted out of Disneyland and turned over to police. But there are a number of rule violations that could subject guests to eviction, and many don’t rise to the level of violence.
People on social media expressed alarm Monday as a video of a family fight in Toontown went viral, with many of them wondering why it took more than 3 minutes to respond as bystanders intervened when two women were punched in the face. (Anaheim police are investigating the incident.)
And should something not be specifically covered, Disney has added this: “We reserve the right to prohibit any other activity that we determine may be harmful or disruptive, in our sole and absolute discretion.”
Not that guests would argue, as Disneyland has developed a vaunted reputation as a safe and secure destination, one where people can escape from reality. That’s why people found the fight video so horrifying.
Any unauthorized speeches or events, or the use of banners and flags in a demonstration for commercial purposes.
Entering backstage areas that are for cast members only.
Engaging with guests while posing as any character in costume.
Photography or taping for commercial use, unless prior approval was obtained.
Unauthorized solicitations of any kind, whether commercial, religious or educational or otherwise.
Solicitation of money or contributions.
Rules about attire, tattoos
Several rules also address proper attire, from ensuring everyone wears shoes and shirts (pants are not specifically mentioned, nor should they have to be), and forbidding visible tattoos that could be considered inappropriate.
While some rule-breakers may be warned rather than ejected, park officials have no tolerance for any sort of violence, particularly the kind captured on video, an incident that no doubt shook guests past and present.
“We reserve the right to deny admission, prevent entry or require a person already admitted to leave the Disneyland Resort or any party thereof, without refund, liability or compensation, for failure to comply with any of these rules, for unsafe, illegal or offensive behavior, to ensure safety, security or order, or if we consider that the circumstances otherwise so require, in our sole and absolute discretion.”