Don’t Be “That Guy” at Disney, Special Edition

It’s been awhile, and I know some of you have been asking about our popular series, “Don’t Be That Guy at Disney.” These blogs are always done with a humorous tone, and truly I love doing them. Yes, we have a funny one coming, but today, I have a serious “that guy” story, or in this case, “that girl.”

Earlier this week, we were enjoying an evening out at the Magic Kingdom, sort of a last hurrah before school started. As we were strolling through Fantasyland, I heard a commotion and heard someone say “Oh my gosh, look!” I was shocked and angry at what I saw.


If you look closely on the pic above, you’ll see a person up higher on the back end of Cinderella Castle. Apparently, this gal scaled the iron gate that blocks off the stairs that go up the back of the Castle. She boldly ran up the stairs to the balcony area to take selfies. She stopped to take another photo on the way down. Now, this happened in front of a crowded area, and her need to get the perfect selfie apparently made her throw caution to the wind. I was shocked at the absolute nerve of this person. From what I heard from Cast Member friends, this isn’t the first time someone has tried this, just the first time I saw it.


Within a few moments after she ran down the stairs, a Cast Member went up to check the area, I assume to make sure nothing was disturbed or left up there. I was standing too far away to see what happened, but let me tell you, I HOPE she got busted. Please, don’t be “that guy/gal” who would do something like that. As sad as it is, these days you can’t be too careful. Disney is doing great with security, they have Sheriff officers at the gates, and I truly feel safe taking my family there. It makes their jobs harder when people do things they aren’t supposed to, or go in areas that are forbidden to guests. Now, I’m not one to get up on my soapbox very often, but to do something like that, cause havoc, all in the name of a selfie…… oh heck no. That’s not ok. Our society has gotten so entitled, and it’s sad that people think that this would even be close to a good idea. I’m not sure what happens to someone who would scale the back of the Castle, but I hope they were able to catch up to the selfie queen and deal with her appropriately.

So, that’s my own public service announcement if you will. I appreciate you letting me get that off my chest! Next time we’ll do one of our fun blogs that I know people enjoy, I promise it’s coming. Until then, remember, don’t be “that guy” at Disney!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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One thought on “Don’t Be “That Guy” at Disney, Special Edition

  • August 12, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I’m very surprised one of the castmembers from The Royal Table did not catch her. I used to work there and you don’t mess with the balcony, Royalty only.

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