Chewie Forced To Leave After Being Pushed By Guest at Disney World
An unfortunate video recently surfaced on social media, becoming viral for all the wrong reasons. Chewie was forced to leave a character interaction after being pushed by a Guest at Disney World.
Character Interactions: Appropriate Vs. Inappropriate
Touching characters or Cast Members is a hot-button topic among the Disney community. Frequenters have absolutely no patience for people who come to the Resorts exhibiting disrespectful behavior.
Visitors come from all around the globe, and although it may seem obvious to some, perhaps others are unaware of what’s considered appropriate. Whatever the case, it’s not okay to randomly touch a character or Cast Member.
Guests should not take characters by surprise, scare them, lay hands on them unexpectedly, and certainly not push them. Visitors can pose for pictures with characters at designated times. They must wait their turn to get a hug or an autograph.
No one wants to be thrown under the bus, but with cameras available on every smartphone, Park incidents are constantly being filmed. Perhaps this knowledge will help lessen unideal Disney behavior in the future.
Recently a TikTok creator @nightmareadventures captured an incident at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. Chewie and Rey were interacting with several children in front of the Millennium Falcon.
Suddenly, a lady comes into view. She inches back toward Chewie in a somewhat mysterious manner.
With Chewie’s facing away from her, she takes both hands and pushes the character on his head and back. Although her intentions may have been innocent in wanting to surprise Chewie, perhaps playfully, her actions were not well received by Cast Members or viewers.
Chewie stared as the lady walked away, presumably in shock. After the incident, Rey wrapped things up, and Chewie followed her out of the location.
Perhaps this can be a learning experience of what not to do at a Disney Park! Sadly, the Guest’s behavior ruined the other children’s experiences.
When an incident like this occurs, Cast Members are required to abandon their interactions. It’s unfortunate that Chewie was forced to leave after being pushed by a Guest at Walt Disney World.
Hopefully, scenarios like this will become less as the public is made more aware of what’s appropriate at Disney and what’s not.