The “happiest place on Earth” got a bit violent over Labor Day Weekend, when two women fought aboard Disney World’s Magic Kingdom ferry.
On Saturday, September 4, two women were filmed circling around one another near a stairwell on the ferry — with a woman in grey chasing around another woman in black near a couple and their children. The family up close and personal to the altercation were clinging to each other while the women were screaming at each other.
In the short clip, a secondary fight broke out as one of the bystanders was adjusting her backpack, gets slapped in the face by another onlooker, who then uses her backpack that she was adjusting to fight back. They continue the fight off-camera underneath the stairwell, where one woman was trying to break up their fight in the madness. Once the two original women who were fighting realize another fight broke out, they head towards the other ladies.
One Twitter user who responded to a clip of the incident claimed that tempers had boiled over at the end of the day on the last ferry back from the park.
A little girl in the center of the action watched in horror with her hands over her ears then cupped over her mouth. Other onlookers, including some with children, stood away from the incident as they did not want to get caught in the crossfire.
Busy day at Magic Kingdom— Walt Disney World Parks (@disneytiktok) September 5, 2021
Fight breaks out on ferry pic.twitter.com/fSOARxVDNI
Per Daily Mail, the ferry boat takes visitors across the Seven Seas Lagoon to Magic Kingdom with park security present, but it didn’t seem security was around during this brawl.
The cause of the fight and the boat on which it took place is unknown but park officials are looking further into the incident. One Twitter user posted screenshots from a reposted TikTok video of the fight about what allegedly caused the fight was due to one of the families pushing another family back and another family “talking crap” about the other.
Another Twitter user claimed they were on the ferry on the other side, saying it sounded like an “active shooter from how everyone was screaming and reacting like that. Cop came in and took them away and everyone started clapping.”
I was on the ferry on the other side, sounded like a active shooter from how everyone was screaming and reacting like that. Cop came in and took them away and everyone started clapping— Brandon (@Brandon_Hutch16) September 6, 2021
Apparently, this isn’t the first incident to occur at Magic Kingdom on Saturday either. Tom Sawyer Island was reportedly closed and evacuated at around 6 pm as guests claimed they saw a man with a hatchet and dressed in camouflage. Others claimed the hatchet was a prop removed from an attraction by a teenage male who was later arrested. There have been no further details released about the incident but no one was reportedly harmed.