A TikTok video showing a Disney tourist standing in a prohibited area of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom has gone viral. Though the visitor did not appear to be doing anything illegal, many users speculated that he may face a lifelong ban from the site.


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“We saw a guy just walk up onto the castle,” the narrator says at the beginning of the video. Sure enough, an unidentified park-goer can be seen posing for a photo from the balcony of Cinderella Castle.

Several parts of the castle, including the balcony where the person in Shannon’s video is standing, are strictly off-limits to guests.

Guests might occasionally see figures like Anastasia and Drizella, the Wicked Stepsisters from Cinderella, standing on the balcony, waving to and conversing with tourists who passed by, especially during the epidemic when Disney characters were welcoming guests from afar. But even though this balcony area is accessible for Cast Members, it is restricted to guests at all times

It is uncertain if the guest was aware that the location was limited.

Shannon’s video continues with a Disney Cast Member going towards the castle to welcome the passenger following his descent.

“Oh he knows he’s in trouble,” says a voice from behind the camera as the guest hurries down the steps.

Though the cast member’s discussion with the visitor was not seen, many commenters believe the guest’s actions earned him a lifelong ban from the park.

“Disney security is writing up his lifetime ban as they watch this,” commented thisismaxkennedy.

“How to get banned from Disney 101,” added allisondavies5.

These commenters may have been correct. In October 2019, Fox Business published a list of the ten things that might result in a person being barred from entering Disney World. Aside from theft, harassing, and public obscenity, the network stated that trespassing into employee-only areas may result in a lifelong suspension.

“Trespassing in any form will get you in trouble,” Fox Business reported. “This includes jumping out your seat mid-ride, entering bodies of water or following cast members into an employee-only backstage area.”

In March, well-known Disney TikToker The Mouselets (@themouseletes) shared the story of “urban explorer” Matt Sonswa, a YouTuber who received two lifetime bans after he snuck into abandoned and/or restricted areas on park property such as Discovery Island, an abandoned “mini theme park;” River Country, an abandoned water park; and a VIP lounge in Epcot, among others.

Guests should also note that Walt Disney World lists “unauthorized access or entry into backstage areas or areas designated only for Cast Members” as a “prohibited activity” on its website.


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