Mad Tea Party: Disneyland Brawl Caught on Camera After Erupting at Fantasyland

Disneyland Visitors Duke It Out in Brawl Caught on Camera
Source: Instagram/@capturedthrills

At least five adults were involved in a brawl in Fantasyland at Disneyland.

Oct. 18 2023, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Things took a dark turn at the Happiest Place on Earth recently.

Video circulating on social media shows the chaotic moments a group of adults appeared to get into a brawl at Disneyland, reported.

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The fight broke out in front of the Storybook Land Canal Boats and Mad Tea Party rides in Fantasyland.

At least five adults were involved in the scuffle, according to a video taken by Instagram user @capturedthrills and obtained by WDW News Today.

While it wasn't clear what started the brawl, the adults could be seen in the video hitting and kicking each other close to several small children. At one point, the 11-second video appeared to show an empty baby stroller getting shoved before a man involved in the fight fell to the ground.

Disneyland security quickly intervened and removed one of the parties from the park, according to KTLA-TV.

Park officials said no injuries were reported, and the Anaheim Police Department was notified.

A Disneyland spokesperson shared the following statement with KTLA: “Any type of violence will not be tolerated at Disneyland Resort. When a brief incident between guests occurred in Fantasyland, our security team responded quickly and notified the Anaheim Police Department. The party that initiated the incident was immediately removed from the premises, and no injuries were reported.”

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No arrests were made and the incident remained under police investigation.

The brawl came amid increased reports of fighting at theme parks across the country since the pandemic. Disneyland updated its "Park Rules and Regulations" webpage in 2022 to include a "courtesy" section in response to the upsurge in violence.

“We ask all who come to this happy place to treat others with respect, kindness and compassion," the website reads.

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In May of 2022, a brawl reportedly broke out during Disneyland's fireworks and water show. A video posted to X showed security officials intervening as several people shoved each other at the crowded park.

In April of this year, Knott's Berry Farm, another Southern California amusement park, implemented a new chaperone policy due to increased fighting, mainly among teens.

"Over the past two years, there have been increasing incidents of unruly and inappropriate behavior across our industry and at other major entertainers," the Knott's Berry Farm's website read.

Per the new policy, guests 15 and younger must be accompanied by someone 21 or older.


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