Most Obnoxious Disney Guest Behavior during the Pandemic
Even the Most Magical Place on Earth isn’t safe from jerks. Over the past year or so, we’ve verified this fact many times.
Here are some of the most obnoxious park guests during the pandemic.
The Angry Spitter
Many of the Walt Disney World stories from the past year fall into the first two categories.
Certain entitled visitors misbehave at the parks. They know the rules ahead of time because Disney sends out a list before guests arrive.
Despite the information, some twisted types act antagonistically for no good reason.
To wit, cast members lament that guests have spit on them several times during the pandemic.
That’s incredibly rude during regular times. With COVID-19 causing illness and death, it’s reckless and dangerous behavior.
A recent example transpired on October 5th. A 51-year-old Florida man took unkindly to a reminder from a Disney guard.
The worker did his job telling the guest to wear a mask before entering Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
The Disney guest proceeded to spit at the guard. Thankfully, that idiot went to jail for his actions, but it’s far from unusual behavior this year.
A Florida man accused of spitting at a Disney World security guard who asked him to wear a mask was arrested last month, according to a sheriff's report released Monday.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) March 16, 2021
The Sucker Puncher
A more (or less?) extreme example of terrible guest behavior happened last August.
An Orlando resident tried to enter EPCOT, where another security guard shared a simple request.
The helpful official wanted the guest to abide by the park’s mask rules.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. with three children present. So, there’s no reason to believe that alcohol played a significant factor.
Instead, the visitor simply lost his cool and…proceeded to sucker punch the guard in the head.
Later, this same individual threatened to kill the guard, which is the quickest way to get kicked out of Disney.
Actual quote from this exchange: ““Call the police. They will have to shoot me to leave.”
Perhaps the only surprise here is that the criminal faced only a misdemeanor charge for his behavior.
— Gabrielle Russon (@GabrielleRusson) August 26, 2020
The Celebrity with the Terrible Sense of Humor
Everybody has that one friend who thinks they’re funnier than they are. My friends would probably tell you it’s me. But I digress.
I thought about this when I read the story about Spectacular Blue Smith, a musician, entrepreneur, and Harvard Business School graduate.
Mr. Smith is undeniably talented and brilliant. But he ain’t that funny.
To wit, he was standing in line at Disney’s Animal Kingdom last December when he tried to play a prank on…someone?
The Pretty Ricky band member faked a sneeze in the sound of “Coronavirus!”
If you know anyone who has done this over the past year, you have my permission to slap them. There’s nothing funny about it.
Cast members agreed with me as they overheard the sneeze and requested that Smith step out of the line. He refused.
This happened a second time with the cast member standing between the musician and the next spot in line.
At this point, another sucker punch occurred. Cast members have gotten hit in the head a lot during the pandemic.
Spectacular Blue Smith Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Disney World Worker After Joking About COVID-19 https://t.co/tZqus3r1fS
— People (@people) December 2, 2020
Despite his tremendous wealth, Smith will never return to Walt Disney World. He’s permanently banned from the parks.
I Didn’t Know I Couldn’t Live Here
Everyone on this list borders on too stupid to live, but the next two are particularly egregious.
This one represents more of a boundary test than anything. Once Walt Disney World closed, news spread regarding Disney layoffs.
An Alabama man realized that the lack of regular security staffing could provide him with an opportunity.
This brainiac grabbed his camping gear and headed to Discovery Island, one of the abandoned properties on the Disney campus.
According to police, this dude thought he could spend a week at Discovery Island, and nobody would notice. Spoiler: They did.
While he correctly described the land as a “tropical paradise,” he counterintuitively claimed that he didn’t know it was private property.
Numerous “no trespassing” signs surrounded him throughout his island time. He, too, faced misdemeanor charges.
This crime occurred last May, and Disney has since upped its Discovery Island security to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
I’d Rather Go to Jail Than Take My Temperature
Okay, I won’t swear, but the individual I’m about to describe is human excrement.
The day before Valentine’s Day, a guy visited Disney Springs and proceeded to lose his freakin’ mind.
For whatever reason, this delinquent decided that he wouldn’t wait in line for a temperature test.
Folks, Disney cast members can take the temperatures of like 15-20 people in a minute. If it’s a two-minute wait, it’s longer than usual.
The jerk just wanted to act jerkish. He tried to make a break for it, figuring that the security guards would stop chasing once he reached a certain point.
That dude guessed wrong.
He got taken down quite far from the temperature check tent. Realizing his mistake, he argued that he’d spent $15,000 on his vacation.
By his “logic,” this amount of money should make him immune to Disney’s health policies. FYI: It doesn’t.
A man who was arrested after refusing a temperature screening at Disney Springs told authorities he couldn’t be told to leave because he spent $15,000 on his vacation. https://t.co/TmbUaPzqte
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 4, 2021
The security team broke out the handcuffs, at which point the dude recanted on his previous opinion. He meekly agreed to have his temperature taken then.
A hilarious guard pointed out that they would check his temperature at prison instead.
Remarkably, later circumstances revealed what a scumbag this fellow is. A small business owner, he stopped paying the insurance premiums for workers.
One of his employees lost a limb, only to discover that he had no insurance to cover the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
You’d think that someone committing that many simultaneous stupid crimes would know not to draw attention while vacationing at Disney.
In a year of irresponsible behavior, he’s the most ignorant Disney guest of all.
When Unmasked Families Attack
Sadly, Disney employees aren’t the only ones in peril right now.
An elderly man noticed that a family at Disney’s Hollywood Studios wasn’t honoring the face-covering rules.
While some had masks, others were wearing them improperly, and others had removed them entirely.
Understandably, this Disney guest spoke up with a gentle request that they not endanger his health by violating mask policies.
This family of yokels proceeded to beat up an old man to show how little they cared about the well-being of others.
First, a male member of the family punched the elderly gentleman in the head, knocking him to the ground.
Then, a woman from the group proceeded to strike him repeatedly while he lay prone.
Thankfully, the man didn’t suffer serious injuries from the attack. However, this story comes with an unhappy ending.
The family recognized their precarious position and fled the park before cast members could catch them and send them to jail.
If you ever notice a demoralized cast member, please remember stories like this. They’re happening all too frequently right now.