Disney Parks Issue New Warning to Visitors

Some park-goers have been out of control in recent months.

In light of increasing behavioral problems across Disney parks, the company has issued new warnings to Disneyland and Disney World visitors about their actions. 

The notices have been published on the sites' visit preparation pages, which also cover topics like health and safety, the parks' reservation systems, and using the mobile app.

The notices, which sound like common sense to us, follow a string of fights and other public disturbances. Los Angeles news station KTLA reports that Disney World added the new courtesy section in the middle of the month, while Disneyland added it sometime over the holidays. 

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"We ask all who come to this happy place to treat others with respect, kindness and compassion. To help Guests have a safe and enjoyable experience, we regularly update our Disneyland Resort rules," Disneyland's notice says. 

Disney World, on the other hand, took a slightly more firm approach, publishing, "Be the magic you want to see in the world. You must always remember to treat others with respect, kindness and compassion. Those who can't live up to this simple wish may be asked to leave Walt Disney World Resort."

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The news station spoke with police, who shared that incidents are generally handled by park security, but Anaheim police reports from over the summer show a number of citations, expulsions, and arrests. 

Disney has not been the only park facing troubling guest behavior. Deadline reports that Knotts Berry Farm closed over the summer after a rash of fights among minors broke out, leading to new chaperone requirements for those under 18 years old.