WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS PROFANITY
A dispute between two families in line at Disney World turned ugly on Wednesday when the altercation escalated into an all-out brawl.
Somewhere in Fantasyland between Cinderella’s Castle and Peter Pan’s Flight, the warring families traded punches and profanity, as onlookers screamed in the background. The fracas continued at the Orlando, Florida theme park for several minutes before park personnel and deputies broke it up.
“We came upon it, and it appeared as though it took about two minutes for two security personnel to arrive. Deputies arrived probably about five minutes after that,” an eyewitness told a local station.
According to the Daily Mail’s reporting, the incident began when a female Disney guest waiting to get into Mickey’s PhilharMagic realized she had left her phone on her electric conveyance vehicle and left the line to get it, while her family remained. When she returned, another family tried to block her from rejoining the line. Her family then reportedly waited outside the theater and confronted the other group.
One of the men involved ended up hospitalized with a facial laceration with others suffering smaller bruises, the Daily Mail reported.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the hospitalization and told reporters that they arrested three people for misdemeanor battery.
Videos of the incident began popping up on social media but were later taken down. Footage of the brawl can still be found on the Walt Disney World News Today blog.
This is hardly the first fight at the Disney park this year. In May, deputies told reporters a woman reportedly suffered bleeding on her brain after hitting her head on the ground during a fight she and her husband had with other park visitors as they tried to situate themselves before a fireworks show.