A battle royale broke out Wednesday at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida as two families threw fists, tugged hair, and jostled violently amidst a crowd of dozens.
Fox News reports that at least one man was hospitalized with facial lacerations and injuries received in a Fantasyland location nestled between Cinderella’s Castle and Peter Pan’s Flight. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed that three people were arrested for misdemeanor battery.
Video from of punchy rumpus showed that the melee lasted several minutes as attendees of the “Happiest Place on Earth” screamed in terror until park staff and deputies intervened.
According to the New York Post, both families had been standing in line for a performance at Mickey’s PhilharMagic theater. A family member left the line to retrieve a phone she left on an “electric conveyance vehicle” and then returned to her group.
Another family, all decked out in matching red shorts and white shirts, were waiting in line and saw the girl trying to rejoin her family ahead of them.
The red shirts then decided to block the girl from joining her family, albeit unsuccessfully.
The Daily Mail reports that the fight didn’t happen at that moment and that both families saw the 7:30pm show. However, words were exchanged afterwards where one family laid in wait for the other to exit the PhilharMagic show.
“We don’t appreciate you guys pushing my younger sister,” exclaimed one aggrieved family member.
Witnessesses attest the situation escalated from there into yelling and eventual fighting. In June another family fight left someone hospitalized in a similar event.Walt Disney World News Today reported on both fights and continually updates on the events happening at the theme park.
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