Man banned from Disney World after displaying 'Trump' sign on 'Splash Mountain'
People say politics are ruining everything these days, from NFL games to late night talk shows to Broadway plays. Well, now politics are even ruining The Most Magical Place On Earth.
Walt Disney World has banned a man for displaying a 'Trump 2020' sign while riding Splash Mountain. When passengers ride the rollicking log flume, a camera suddenly snaps their photo, which is available for purchase afterward. In these photos, people typically scream, or pretend to be asleep, or show off an engagement ring. However, Dion Cini chose to hold up a huge political banner, spoiling other peoples' experience to make an obnoxious political statement.
Trump supporters might be quick to argue that this is all about politics, however, Cini clearly broke the rules. According to Disney World’s website, the park's "prohibited activities" include "unauthorized events, demonstrations or speeches, or the usage of any flag, banner or sign for commercial purposes, or to incite a crowd." That means Cini would have gotten banned, whether he held 'Trump 2020' sign, a "Hillary 2020' sign or a 'Voldemort 2020' sign.
A representative for Disney World confirmed that Cini's ban "has nothing to do with politics or content of the banner." The spokesperson told Fox News, "Walt Disney World welcomes all Guests to enjoy our parks; however, demonstrations and the display of signs and banners is not permitted on the premises. We have previously reminded this guest about our rules."
That's right, this is the second time Cini has been banned from Disney World. In September, the annual pass holder waved a Trump 2020 banner over the Main Street Train Station. Employees at the Magic Kingdom "paused" Cini's pass, so they discuss the park's polices with him. Considering it was a first offense, they allowed him to back to come back. But after this stunt, the MAGA-hatted Trump supporter will not be allowed on the property.
Evidently, Cini enjoys waving Trump signs, flags and banners in public locations, a mission he's dubbed "Operation Flag Drop." On Facebook, he shared his Splash Mountain photo-bomb, and a picture of the note from the Orange County Sheriff's Office. It reads: "Trespassed from all of Walt Disney World properties to include, but not limited to, Theme Parks, Water Parks Resorts and Disney Springs. Conduct not welcome on WDW Property."
In comments, many people criticized Cini for his behavior. "*Takes hazardous item on a moving ride* *Gets banned* ‘They did it because it said Trump," wrote one Facebook user. Another commented, "I'm pretty sure [if] you rode on the ride with [a] sign that said Disney is the best [then you’d] still be banned." A third wrote, "If I paid for memory maker and this was in my family's picture, or covering my child behind you, I would be livid. I don't care if the sign was for the other party. There's a time and a place for that. And Disney World is not the place, I'm glad they banned you."
And now that Cini is banned, we made Disney World great again.