A 13-year-old Orlando girl reported being spit on inside the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance queue in the latest dust-up between guests at Walt Disney World.
The situation unfolded July 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s report released this month.
Alanna, 13, and her father, Julio, 53, were behind the rest of their party in the ride line. The sheriff’s report doesn’t say how they got split up or how far back they were, but Alanna and Julio were “walking past other guests in the queue for the Rise of the Resistance ride in an attempt to meet back up with the rest of their group when they got into a verbal argument with a male” named Sebastian. Sebastian, 42, of Gainesville, “was upset that the two were attempting to cut ahead of him in line when they had been waiting for a long time,” the sheriff’s report said. “Sebastian then allowed Alanna and Julio to pass but proceeded to spit a mouthful of water onto the side of Alanna’s face. She then informed her dad she was spit on and Julio began to verbally argue with Sebastian until they were separated by Disney management,” the report went on to say.
Alanna and Julio did not want to press criminal charges for battery, but they wanted to speak with a sheriff’s deputy to document the incident. Sebastian admitted to law enforcement he spit a mouthful of water which hit the child in the face.
“Sebastian said that he knows it was a stupid thing to do but he was upset in the moment and made a bad decision,” the sheriff’s report said.
The spitting incident ended Sebastian’s day at Disney World. “Sebastian was issued a trespass warning from Disney Management and left property in his personal vehicle,” the sheriff’s report said.
July stood out for a particularly tense time between guests. A few days earlier on July 20, two families fought each other over a very similar situation at the Magic Kingdom. The dramatic fight was captured on video and went viral, getting national news coverage. WDWNT reported a rising Disney and Marvel actor, Elijah Richardson, appeared to be involved in the fight and the person believed to be his mother was one of three people arrested although criminal charges were later dropped.