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‘Full House’ Actor Banned from Disney World

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Iconic actor John Stamos recently revealed in his memoir that he was banned from Disney World, sharing the story behind this surprising fact.

Being banned from the Walt Disney World Resort is not a fun experience. As Disney Fanatics would know, to even get banned from Disney World, a guest needs to really push the envelope in terms of bad behavior at the Central Florida Disney resort.

It’s also one of the few things that happen to truly anybody. Be it a famous celebrity or the average person who’s visiting the parks, anyone can get banned from both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and one star revealed that he was, in fact, put on the unfortunate list.

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

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What Not To Do at Disney World?

Getting banned at Walt Disney World requires guests to act out in very specific and unacceptable ways. It’s not the easiest feat to accomplish. Typically, one has to put oneself or another in danger to incur a ban from the Central Florida Disney resort.

Guests either have to get very drunk or get into a fight at the Magic Kingdom (or any Disney theme park) to get banned. People have also been banned after ignoring cast members’ safety instructions and guidance in various situations. Needless to say, it’s a situation that’s easily avoided.

Considering this is true, it’s surprising to find out that a big-name celebrity revealed that he was once banned from Disney World. Here’s what happened.

Full House Cast inlcuding Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget, John Stamos and more.

The cast of ‘Full House’ including Lori Loughlin, Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, John Stamos, Bob Saget and more / Credit: ABC

John Stamos Gets Banned from Disney World

John Stamos released his memoir If You Would Have Told Me (2023) this year on October 24. In the book, Full House star Stamos brings fans into his childhood, sharing the very genuine connection he’s developed with all things Disney over his life. As a Disney Fanatic, it’s wonderful to see and read about people from various walks of life who have the same connection to, and love for, Disney.

Since Stamos actually grew up near Disneyland, many of his happy childhood memories are of Disney Park events and experiences; he also has participated in Disney events himself. In his memoir, Stamos explained that he once unknowingly incurred a ban from Walt Disney World.

This is the story.

The cast of FULL HOUSE

Pictured, from left: Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), Bob Saget (Danny), Candace Cameron (D.J.), John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Mary Kate/Ashley Olsen (Michelle), Dave Coulier (Joey), Photo Credit: Walt Disney Television Photo Archives.

John Stamos once had a chance to perform at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort along with the Beach Boys for some promotional material. After the shoot, Stamos went to an after-party, complete with champagne and bikini models, that ended abruptly when his then-girlfriend Chelsea came and escorted him away.

Later on, he came upon another shocking realization. He was banned from booking a room at the resort hotel! No matter how much Stamos tried booking a room over the years after this party, the hotel had only one response: “Sorry, Mr. Stamos, no rooms are available.”

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a popular Disney theme park in Walt Disney World / Credit: Disney

Years later, when Stamos returned to Disney World to film a Full House episode where he plays Uncle Jesse, he found out what actually happened at the party and, subsequently, why he’d been banned.

He explains in his memoir, “Apparently, after the ‘Kokomo’ shoot, while I was on The Beach Boys’ private jet on the way to the next gig, the bikini babes continued partying and not only left their bikinis at the bottom of the Jacuzzi, but also a bunch of broken champagne bottles as well.” 

Stamos continues that once he figured out what happened, he quickly explained that he hadn’t participated in this disruptive behavior and has since been unbanned. He has also frequented the theme parks with his wife, Caitlin McHugh, enjoying a love for Disney together.

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The Walt Disney Company / Credit: Disney

How Do You Get Unbanned from Disney World?

Getting unbanned from Disney World is possible, but it takes some know-how. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being banned, you can check out our definitive guide to being unbanned from the Disney resort!

Related: The Definitive Guide to Getting Unbanned from Disney World

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About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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