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  • Fights at the Happiest Place on Earth

    WARNING: contains non-magical experience at Disneyland. Disney lovers beware.

    Some friends and I visited the DLR on the glorious day of October the 20th. As almost all Disney days go, it was pretty much awesome... until we headed over to Fantasmic. My friends and I have a tradition, no matter what we always have to see the fireworks and Fantasmic! So after the fireworks, we headed through Frontierland to go get our seats for the show. Well as many know, they rope off that section to let people out from the first Fantasmic! Yet the problem is, many non-AP's don't know this, and soon get frustrated. One woman asked why she was being held there against her will. CM's told her it was to let ppl out from the 1st Fantasmic, but she didnt care. She wanted out. So... she decided to make her way out, using her double stroller as a weapon. She went into full attack mode, running over ppl's feet and making rude remarks to get out of her way. She then ran into another woman who wasnt about to take crap from anybody. She turned around and told the woman with the stroller not to be rude, and the other woman turned around and told her to f off. It was then that all hell broke loose. Every single curse word you can think of was thrown around at least 20 times, ALL INFRONT OF CHILDREN. The women proceded to threaten to kick the living crap out of eachother. As they sat there screaming, everyone around them, including me, decided to spread the Disney magic. One guy started singing When You Wish Upon A Star, and soon the rest of us joined in. Everyone started laughing and someone proceeded to tell them to enjoy the rest of their night at the happiest place on earth. It made for a pretty funny story, but if i had children there I would have been appalled. Has anyone else ever witnessed something like this?
    "behind the orange curtain it's not so bad"







  • #2
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    BAHAHAHAHA

    no but i think its HILARIOUS that you guys all started singing when you wish upon a star.....sounds like something one of my friends would do...

    teehee
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    • #3
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      ^ Haha it was definitely one of those moments you wish you got on camera
      "behind the orange curtain it's not so bad"






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      • #4
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        Originally posted by OrangeCountyKid View Post
        So after the fireworks, we headed through Frontierland to go get our seats for the show. Well as many know, they rope off that section to let people out from the first Fantasmic! Yet the problem is, many non-AP's don't know this, and soon get frustrated. One woman asked why she was being held there against her will. CM's told her it was to let ppl out from the 1st Fantasmic, but she didnt care. She wanted out. So... she decided to make her way out, using her double stroller as a weapon. She went into full attack mode, running over ppl's feet and making rude remarks to get out of her way.
        That happens on a nightly basis whever I worked it!! It's common. I try to explain that we are holding them off for a few minutes until we can most of the crowd leaves so there would not be any congestions in the walkways and have one big traffic jam!

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        • #5
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          Sounds like fun.

          In any case, you are not being held against your will. You can always turn around and go back where you came from, which is what this woman should have done.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by OrangeCountyKid View Post
            Has anyone else ever witnessed something like this?
            Yes!!!
            "This would be a great place if we could only get rid of all these people." WD

            "Women are the best judges of anything we turn out. Their taste is very important. They are the theatergoers, they are the ones who drag the men in. If the women like it, to heck with the men." WD

            Individuality is a great thing....as long as we think alike.

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            • #7
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              I have seen stuff like that in nearly the same place and at the same exact time. We've done the Fireworks to Fantasmic! before. Usually without a problem, but occasionally some hotheads go at it. Never that bad though. That's pretty intense.

              I love that you all started singing When You Wish Upon A Star. Sounds like something out of a black and white Christmas movie almost. =D That just made that story awesome.

              Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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              • #8
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                I have seen people get pissed off about the slow moving crowds or that they can't just sit down in front of people who have been waiting over an hour for a show/parade/fireworks and they worked their way to the front 5 minutes before the start. Those confrontations can get a bit intense, but the one I have seen were done quietly and quickly. I have never seen anyone square off for a fight or have a screaming curse fit match though, fortunately.

                The last time we were there I saw a woman chewing out a CM because the fireworks were cancled (due to wind). This poor guy was doing his best to stay polite and calm but she was ripping into him. I couldn't resist, I as I walked by I asked the young man "Excuse me are you the president of Disneyland?" The woman stopped her attack and looked at me, the CM looked at me confused and answered "no sir." I smiled and said "Oh so then YOU personally don't control the fireworks show?" He again said "no sir" and I turned to the woman and said in a polite and quiet tone, "Wow you must feel like such an *** now, you picked the wrong person to complain to, all that time wasted." She opened her mouth, shut it, turned and stalked off through the crowd.

                I love the song idea, that would have been great to see!

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                • #9
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                  Goofy Daddy, your response is priceless!

                  I hope to use that next time some poor CM is being berated uselessly by an ignorant guest who has nothing better to do with their time than trash a helpless cast member

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                  • #10
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                    If people are idiots, they will continue to be idiots, even at Disneyland.

                    The first few times that we watched the new (at the time) 50th fireworks show, and before the DL suits figured out what foot-traffic patterns meant, we witnessed NUMEROUS shouting matches and over-testosteroned guys squaring off in front of and in the middle of the crowds that were patiently waiting for the show to begin.

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                    • #11
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                      Can't we all just get along?

                      It's really not that big of a deal to turn around and go a different direction. It sounds like someone needed a nap!
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                      • #12
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                        Now that's......................Disney magic!
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                        • #13
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                          The first time we got caught by that little quirk, we were a little upset. But instead of doing what that idiot did, we just went and rode Big Thunder about 5 times in a row during the fireworks with no wait. It was nice to see some of the shells go off during the ride. We ended up in the front row of the standing section because of that, but no biggie.

                          The worst thing I witnessed was just before the Spectromagic Parade over in Frontierland at WDW. Some guy was cursing out his wife. She for her part was yelling back. The kid was bawling. Yeah. Nice vacation for the kiddo there. Turns out what set it off was some guy spilled some BBQ sauce or something on him by accident at the toppings bar at Pecos Bill's. He cursed the guy out and the wife tried to get Dr. Phil on him so he turned on her. This couple was obviously having problems.

                          These are cases as to why I tell people not to go to Disney to solve their problems. It doesn't. On the contrary, the over stimulation and stress of a Disney vacation brings those problems right to the the surface and lays them bare for all the other people to see.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by OrangeCountyKid View Post
                            she decided to make her way out, using her double stroller as a weapon. She went into full attack mode, running over ppl's feet

                            Doesn't that happen everyday? :lol:
                            Har har har

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                            • #15
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                              People are so ridiculous sometimes it's scary.. I agree inside or outside of the park, and idiot is an idiot.
                              I love that someone started singing... that cracked me up!

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                              • #16
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                                Some people just feel the need to create DRAMA....Maybe they weren't hugged enough as kids.
                                Just countin' the days til the next visit!

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by garbear View Post
                                  Doesn't that happen everyday? :lol:
                                  Yup. We actually had friends suggest we rent a Disney stroller at WDW rather than take our own because the rigid heavy duty front made a more effective battering ram. They also suggested to feel the front of them and pick the one that had the sharpest front. And they were serious.

                                  :lol:

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                                  • #18
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                                    Don't even get me started on the stroller issue.... I fear the wheel

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                                    • #19
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                                      Man I came into this topic expecting videos....


                                      You folks have failed me yet again....

                                      All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

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                                        I have seen several major fights at Disneyland, one happened a few weeks ago, several happened in 2005. On November 11, 2005 around 6pm, the Mickey and Friends parking structure was packed and a line of cars stretched back to Ball Road. A man with his family driving a late model Honda mini van cut through the line of cars and tried to pass up 100 or so cars in line to push his way to the front toll booth. I was in the front of the line near the booth and refused to allow this Honda mini van to cut in front of me, I had been waiting in the line of cars for 30 min. and wasn't about to let a line jumper cut. The man got out of his mini van, started to threaten me, told me he was going to bash in my windshield if I didn't let him cut in front. I relented, but followed him up the ramp into the parking structure, riding his bumper the whole way, he quickly turned into an empty parking spot to avoid me. This is the only time I was physically threatened at Disneyland.
                                        In the Summer of 2005, I saw a group of men with their shirts off, fighting in the smoking area near Big Thunder, it was a fist fight involving 10 to 15 men. I later walked through the area and Anaheim Police had them all in handcuffs.
                                        In the summer of 2006, I saw two women having a fist fight at Tomorrowland Terrace, they were fighting over the last available table and one woman knocked the other lady down on the ground. Anaheim Police came into the area and arrested both of the women, I saw them both being walked out in handcuffs.
                                        A few weeks ago on a Friday when the Southern CA Annual Pass was allowed entry, I saw two typical 909 people fighting by the castle while they pushed their small child in the stroller. These 909 types were using every profane word in the book while they walked over the castle draw bridge, this would have been a opportune time to start singing a classic Disney melody to drown out their spew.
                                        Several weeks ago I was watching the fireworks on a Friday night, and a small Asian woman hit me and nearly pushed me down, there was a small open space in front of me that she obviously wanted to stand in. So without saying a word, she felt it was best to try to knock out my knee, so I would move to let her stand in front of me, instinctively I wanted to take her down but I had to restrain myself, of course I was at the Happiest Place on Earth.
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