Disney Parks fans can occasionally be unthinking of how they affect other Guests, and one such incident caused a fellow Guest to have a seizure.
The Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are some of the best places in the world for a Disney vacation. In fact any Disney Park, whether it’s a Theme Park like Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World and Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort, or even some of the international Disney Resorts like Hong Kong Disneyland or Tokyo Disney Resort, is a wonderful place to live the Disney experience.
The Walt Disney Company has always worked to cater to every Guest no matter their background, to live up to the ethos Walt Disney set up when he introduced the Parks. This also includes those with disabilities or differently abled to enjoy their days at the Disney Theme Parks. This year, Epilepsy Awareness Day was even held at the Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland Park, on November 3, 2022, with free events running from October 31, 2022, at the nearby Disneyland Hotel.
However, Disney cannot always control or predict what other Park Guests may do, and sometimes fellow Park-goers behavior can pose a risk to Guests.
Twitter user @ma____s_a opened up about their recent trip to the Tokyo Disney Resort—which houses both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea—which turned dangerous.
— 固定ツイ見ていただけると嬉しいです (@ma____s_a) November 14, 2022
The translation of the tweet reads:
(translated) Please share this:
Regarding the smartphone lights coming from Tokyo DisneySea’s Hotel MiraCosta.
Because epilepsy is a condition that’s often prejudiced, I’m posting here instead of my real name account, sorry about that.
It’s badly written, but I’d be glad if you read this statement.
The Guest continued detailing an incident that happened due to Guests who were all excited about the nighttime show “Believe! Sea of Dreams” which replaced “Fantasmic!”
I went to DisneySea the other day. As I was leaving, there were Guests staying at Hotel MiraCosta in the evening, who were using a smartphone light and waving it around. We tried to ignore it, but the couple to our left was attempting to catch the attention of the Guests in the Hotel with their phone lights. It was because of these Guests behavior that I felt the signs of a seizure, because they started turning on and off their smartphone lights at close range.
The Guest goes on to detail that they got lucky and had a friend who could help them out and take them out of the crowd they were in, but they still ended up experiencing a seizure. While the Guest is okay, they begged fellow fans to spread the word and spread awareness, and perhaps Disney can also take further steps to make the Disney Resort a safer environment for all Guests.
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