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Fight for Fireworks View at Magic Kingdom Leads to Flying Cell Phone and Sexual Assault Accusations


What tends to set guests visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks off are often the realities of them, long lines, crowds, etc. 

But when a guest or a group of guests are set off, it’s fair to say those situations can escalate (just like the incident you are about to read about). 

During a recent incident at the Magic Kingdom, somebody started yelling “pedophile!” and “he raped me!” during an argument over a spot to watch the fireworks. 

According to WDWNT, the Orange County Sheriff’s report documenting the incident is partially redacted, so it’s hard to know what happened to who. 

Here’s what we do know! A boy and his mother were in the Hub near Cinderella Castle to watch the fireworks around 8:35pm on the evening of the 21st September. 

When they found a place to stand, the mother said “she was told by a woman sitting behind her that she was not allowed to stand in that spot,” according to the report (via WDWNT). 

The mother refused to move, and that’s when a man from the other party confronted them, yelling at the boy. The boy started to film the man on his cell phone, so the man grabbed the boy’s arm and knocked the phone out of his hand, the report said (via WDWNT). 

The sheriff’s office interviewed Daniel, the man who was accused of knocking the phone out of the boy’s hand. 

Daniel said he and his wife had been waiting for the fireworks for 90 minutes with their family when the mother and son appeared in their space. Daniel and his wife told the mother and son the spot was already taken. 

Daniel accused the woman and her son of becoming “irate” and said the boy “shoved a cell phone very close to his face,” the report said (via WDWNT).   

According to the report (via WDWNT), Daniel said “he responded by pushing the boy’s hand out of his face, which caused the cell phone to fall to the ground.” 

The report is redacted, but WDWNT’s reporting suggests that the mother and boy started yelling loudly “pedophile” and “he raped me!” at Daniel in the middle of the crowd. 

A sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene soon after that, and everyone was taken to the security office at that Magic Kingdom. The boy wasn’t hurt and declined medical treatment. 

The boy’s mother declined to press criminal battery charges against Daniel. Stay tuned for further updates.

Stay tuned to Orlando Theme Park Zone for more Orlando theme park-related news and information. 



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