When Guests visit Disney World, there are a lot of things that they can do! There are, however, also certain rules and regulations in place that Guests must follow not only to keep themselves safe, but to preserve the integrity and magic of the theme parks.
When Guests break the rules, serious consequences can be taken depending on the situation. From being arrested to removed from the property, the range of discipline can become quite extreme, so Guests must always ensure they follow the rules set out by Disney on every visit.
A few months ago, we reported on a story that had a Disney World Guest banned for life. The Guest was banned after creating a viral TikTok in which he would scoop up water from various decorative fountains in the Park and drink it. Of course, these fountains are not made for drinking, and doing so could be incredibly dangerous to Guests.
Considering one of Disney’s rules reads, “Engaging in any unsafe act or other act that might impede the operation of the Walt Disney World Resort or any part thereof,” it is understandable as to why the company took this course of action, as promoting drinking out of a decorative fountain is unsafe and misleading for Guests.
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Interestingly enough, it seems that Disney was already trying to warn Guests against doing this years in advance! In Disneyland Paris, when Guests enter the Ratatouille section of the Park, the beautiful fountain similar to the one EPCOT will soon reveal to Guests, had a “Do Not Drink” sign on it!
If we take a look at this blog post by The Walt Disney Company in 2014, we can see that in the photo of Remy’s Fountain, there is signage on the base of the fountain that indicates to Guests that the water is not for drinking.
In a Twitter thread, Wildest Ride (@Wildest_Ride) posted some photos that show the signage with some more clarity.
Please remember, Disney Parks worldwide operate in a way that Guests and Cast Members always remain safe. If you are ever unsure of a rule while visiting a Disney Park, you can always check online or ask a Cast Member for guidance.
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