Disney World got a little hot headed this Monday, as two families got into a group brawl over an opportunity to take a photo in front of the 100-year anniversary sign. Apparently, a member of the second family asked a member of the first family to move so they could take their picture. This angered family number one to the point that one member punched someone in the second family. This escalated quickly, to the point that seemingly the whole roster of both groups was in on the action. Look at the video of the brawl at the link below.
This video appears to show the fight at the peak action of its supposed two-minute run. At one point, there was a father and son dragging a male member of the opposite family across the ground as they repeatedly punched the man. The other family’s response was for their mother and daughter to get up in their face and proceed to beat up the grown men. I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t think of any better family bonding to round out the Mother’s Day weekend. Both of these groups were probably recapping the fight like every male friend group talking about a particularly wild weekend. Imagine your mom talking about a fight, saying, “That guy was a bitch, he doesn’t know how to hit.” My levels of parental respect would skyrocket.
Some people were complaining about their kids having to see violence at what is supposed to be the happiest place on earth. I think this is a very sheltered view of what happens on a family vacation. Anyone with siblings can agree, that after any family car trip that lasts longer than an hour and a half, the whole family is ready to get scrappy with someone. I think Disney should be profiting off of this inevitable aggression, and turning these family battles into scheduled shows. Families should be able to challenge any other group who they conflict with, and everyone else should be able to purchase a ticket. At the end of the day, Disney World is a place for people to go to be entertained and blow off steam, and it sounds these families did both of these things. Good for them.