ANAHEIM, Calif. — Being courteous to fellow attendees and Disneyland employees is now part of the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World rules.
The Walt Disney Co. recently updated their Walt Disney World and Disneyland parks website and added a "courtesy" section for guests preparing their trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.
The new policy is highlighted under the "Top Things You Should Know" section, along with park reservations, health and safety, and downloading the Disneyland or Walt Disney World mobile app.
"We ask all who come to this happy place to treat others with respect, kindness, and compassion," the rule reads. "To help guests have a safe and enjoyable experience, we regularly update our Disneyland Resort rules."
It further states that guests should show "common courtesy to fellow guests and our cast members by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive or offensive behavior, jumping lines or saving places in lines for others."
The new rule comes as Disney and other theme parks have seen increased fights, line-cutting, and other altercations at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Some altercations have become violent, with security and other cast members having to be involved. One fight broke out at Disneyland during Memorial Day weekend. There have been other fights and altercations in recent years. Some have led to criminal charges and jail time for those involved.
And the prevalence of filming everything for social media or clout has led to some so-called Disneyland influencers filming their apparently rude interactions with Disneyland cast members.
Under Disneyland's rules and regulations, Disney has the right to deny admission or kick out a visitor without refund, liability, or compensation for failure to comply with their rules.
Disneyland officials did not return a Spectrum News message for comment.
Disney is not alone.
Earlier this year, Knott's Berry Farm implemented a chaperone policy after multiple fights forced Knott's officials to close the park on a summer day.
Under the new policy, adults 21 years old or older chaperone must accompany teenagers under 17 at all times on Fridays, weekends, and other high-demand days.