Update: Another video of the same father arguing with another Walt Disney World Cast Member has emerged online. Watch below:
It’s important to add also that his TikTok account has been completely overhauled.
Original Article: A father took to TikTok to upload two videos of an argument with a Cast Member after his autistic daughter was refused entry to a Walt Disney World theme park.
The reason for her entry being refused was because she couldn’t comply with Disney’s current facial coverings policy.
For the record, the father told the Cast Member the medical* reason for her not being able to wear a face mask is due to her sensory issues.
With that being said, watch both videos below:
Transcriptions for both videos can be found below:
Father: So, I just want to verify one more time. My daughter, who is mentally disabled, autistic with sensory issues, you are gonna not allow [her to] enter the park. You’re gonna discriminate against the mentally handicapped. That is your policy, correct me if I’m wrong!?
Cast Member: She needs to comply with various facial coverings [Inaudible]
Father: *Her doctor says, she can’t wear it. Are you a doctor? Is the person that wrote your policies a doctor? I’m just wondering… Since you’re breaking federal American with Disability Act Laws [ADA], where are you getting the information that’s giving you the right, you think, to break the federal law? What is this based on? If it’s not based on a medical doctor, what are you basing your discrimination on?
Cast Member: Sir, I’m not to speak [on] that…[Inaudible, father shouts] Father:
Well, who can I speak to because I…
Father: Who is the highest person you can get me to?
Cast Member: I’m going to ask you to, please, I understand you’re frustrated but we need… [father interrupts]
Father: Understand I’m frustrated. Cast Member: …Taking the volume and the words here [father interrupts once more]
Father: I paid thousands of dollars to come here and now you’re discriminating against my child.
Cast Member: I don’t discount what… [father interrupts yet again]
Father: No, it’s not what I thought. It’s… I don’t sit in front of a TV and a screen all day. Therefore, I’m able to read, and actually read the [ADA]. I am able to think for myself, not what some idiot on TV to think and look at medical research. And, ask a doctor, who had been educated .
For the record once more, COVID-19 Walt Disney World policies are clearly stated on the website for the iconic resort. This father, in our opinion, has been mislead and misinformed when booking his trip.
We’d like to conclude this article with an exceptional tweet from someone who has autism and sensory issues as well:
What do you think of this father’s actions and words? Let us know in the comments below.
H/T The Mouselets