The theme parks were packed over the holidays, but the mood wasn’t always so festive.
Law enforcement responded to fights as tensions bubbled up in the crowds in line or after the fireworks. Sometimes theme park employees became the victims after unprovoked visitors hit them or grabbed them, incident reports show. Nobody was seriously injured.
At least two of the complaints involved people who reportedly had mental health issues — including a 31-year-old man who had an episode at Disney World and shoved an Orange County sheriff corporal to the ground before he was held for observation under the state’s Baker Act on New Year’s Eve.