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TikTokers Slam Family For Endangering Child

It is no surprise for Disney Fanatic readers, these days, to learn that more and more Disney Resort Guests are misbehaving in Disney Parks across the globe. However, theme park Guests’ bad behavior apparently extends beyond the Disney Parks in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort — and it is not just the average Disney Guest, but also Universal Guest, who might be breaking rules!

Disney Guests have been fistfighting, acting inappropriately, breaking Disney property, and abusing Cast Members — and now Universal Orlando Resort Guests are following suit! While visiting Universal Islands of Adventure in the Universal Orlando theme park, a family with an active social media presence shared footage on TikTok of their ‘hack’ for getting small children onto rides that they were too small to ride.

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Universal Orlando Resort Photo Credit: FamilyVacationCritic.com

When the Hartig family member named Presley requested to ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man in the theme park, her parents changed her hairstyle to a bun on top of her head and made alterations to her footwear. This did not pass muster, and a Universal Team Member refused to let the child onto the ride (which has a 40” height requirement).

The Universal Team Member also did not fall for the Hartig family’s trick with Presley’s hair. The video has since been deleted from TikTok, but not before viewers like TikTok user @blackwidowmili reshared snippets from the post with their own thoughts on the theme park visitors’ trickery.

“A couple months ago, a guy that was literally three times her size actually died in a rollercoaster for not following the requirements of the ride,” @blackwidowmili said in her response to the original video (shown below). “And as I’m seeing, she is very, very little. And me knowing that ride, she can easily slip out.”

@blackwidowmili

#stitch with @thehartigfamily be careful of how you post things and think twice before placing your baby in Danger.simply follow the rules and requirements . You owe that worker an apology for shaming him for just doing his job.

♬ Home – Edith Whiskers

“It’s very disappointing to see a creator on this platform with a million followers doing something like this,” another TikTok user (@thethemeparkduo) said in the video below. “Rules like this are in place to ensure Guest safety on these rides, and by adding extra socks, putting the hair up, and doing all this stuff, standing on her tippy toes… that’s all trying to skirt these rules.”

@thethemeparkduo

#stitch with @thehartigfamily PLEASE, Do not sent hateful messages to this family. Just our two cents on trying to get our kids on rides at theme parks. We shouldn’t be doing this because the rules are here to keep us and our kids safe. #fyp #fypシ #foryoupage

♬ Home – Edith Whiskers

Do you think that the parents in this family of Universal Orlando Resort visitors are in the wrong? Have you ever tried to circumvent height requirements in order to try out a Disney ride or Universal ride, despite the risk involved?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!