Disneyland and Walt Disney World are often referred to as the “Happiest Places on Earth”.
And for good reason.
But there is an underbelly that seldom sees the light of day. And it proves that even with the fantasy worlds that Walt built, sometimes people crack a bit under the pressure to always have a good time and escape.
Perhaps there’s a reason that alcohol is hard to find at the Magic Kingdom (unless, of course, you know where to look).
Let’s take a look at how Disney’s professional security teams deal with unruly, and occasionally violent, guests:
The Dark Side of Disney
The Mouse that Roared:
Disney and the End of Innocence
The Pirates and the Mouse:
Disney’s War Against the Counterculture
Inside the Mouse:
Work and Play at Disney World,
The Project on Disney
From Disney’s California Adventure park, an allegedly drunk man meets his match with Disney security (and a few helpful onlookers).
Arrest at the Haunted Mansion
Attack on a Walt Disney World bus
At the Contemporary Resort
Even the characters aren’t safe