Guest Forced Away After Hugging Disney Character

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Left: A man approaches a stormtrooper saying "Yeah you want a hug." Right: Stormtrooper walks away from man, saying "Don't ever do that!"

Hugging your favorite Walt Disney World character is the highlight of a Disney Parks vacation for many Guests. Disney prides itself on the realistic portrayals of its characters so that Guests of all ages can be fully immersed in the magic of their favorite Disney or Star Wars film.

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Credit: Disney

Sometimes though, that commitment to accuracy means some characters aren’t quite as friendly as others. It makes sense that a villain isn’t as personable as a princess!

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In a recently resurfaced TikTok shared by @_disney._stuff_, a Walt Disney World Guest approaches Kylo Ren and a group of Stormtroopers walking through Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Guy tries to hug Kylo Ren and then hugs a Storm Trooper. Cred JoshGerber. #disney #starwars #kyloren #stormtrooper #disneyland #hollywoodstudios #disneytiktok #dontdoit

♬ original sound – Disney Stuff!

Star Wars characters roam the planet Batuu at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, interacting with Guests as if they’re a part of Lucasfilm’s cinematic universe.

Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren, also known as Ben Solo Source: Lucasfilm

In the video, the Guest walks up to Kylo Ren (also known as Ben Solo) and asks if he wants a hug. Kylo says “No,” and continues walking. Two Stormtroopers and a character attendant Cast Member follow him.

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Next, the Guest says, “How about you?” to one of the Stormtroopers, who ignores him and keeps walking.

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Darth Vader and Stormtroopers Credit: Lucasfilm

“You want a hug,” the Guest says to the next Stormtrooper and forcibly envelopes them in a hug. The character attendant Cast Member guides the Guest away from the characters.

“Don’t ever do that!” the Stormtrooper says to the Guest and the character attendant forces the Guest to walk away.

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Although Walt Disney World character performers are there to entertain Guests, it’s important to be respectful and ask for permission before touching or taking a photo with a Disney character.

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Credit: Disney

If you’re unsure about a character interaction, you can always ask a nearby character attendant Cast Member if a certain interaction is appropriate.

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Have you ever hugged Kylo Ren at Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Share your experience in the comments. 

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.


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