A fight was caught on video on July 6 at Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The fight, which according to Anaheim Police was between members of the same family, started as a verbal dispute before escalating into an all-out brawl.
A man in a pink shirt and a woman in a white tank top were arguing when the woman spits in the man’s face. The man responds by slapping the woman several times. Another man then jumped in and the two men exchanged blows while their children and parkgoers watched in horror.
As the brawl escalates, the man in the white shirt punches the woman with the man in the pink shirt as she tries to break up the fight. Chaos ensues as everybody starts exchanging punches indiscriminately. An older woman in the family gets up from her mobility scooter and tries to get in the middle of the fracas and is subsequently knocked to the ground.
The fight calms down briefly as they attend to the older woman before the man in pink slaps the woman who started the fight, sending her to the ground, apparently injured. He then turns his attention to the other woman and hits her with several blows until she collapses. Park security and other bystanders stepped in at that point and broke the fight up.
The video cuts of with park staff on their walkie talkies presumably calling the police and asking for backup. The man in pink continues to pace angrily. All of the family members had several children that were close to and at points in the middle of the incident but thankfully not harmed by the violence.
Police Say All of Those Involved Are Part of the Same Family & No Charges Were Filed Because They Were Not Cooperative
Anaheim Police told Heavy they interviewed the family members but made no arrests due to the victims being uncooperative and unwilling to press charges. Police also said that all parties involved were members of the same family. They also said there was no video available at the time but now that they are aware of the video, detectives will be following up to see if any criminal charges can be filed. All of the people involved were removed from the park.
A Disney official told ABC 7 Los Angeles in a statement regarding the incident: “We do not condone this behavior.”
Previous Violence at Disneyland
Disneyland, known as the “happiest place on Earth” has had very few incidents of documented violence in the past. The park is known for its cleanliness and safety. Still, tempers can sometimes boil over in the most peaceful of places.
Back in 2012, there was a violent altercation when a drunk 53-year-old assaulted an employee at the entrance of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction. The employee peppered sprayed the man and the fight continued until he was subdued by several other park guests and park security. The cause of the fight was never publicized and the man was arrested and charged with assault and battery by the Anaheim Police Department. The incident was captured on video by a guest and uploaded to YouTube.
In another incident in May 2019, a young many punched a security guard at Disneyland. The police arrived to handle the guest who tried attacking them as well. Both officers tackled and subdued the man who was removed from the park and presumably charged with assault.
The video was uploaded by The Daily Mail but there have been no details released on the incident or the man involved.