You gotta love the Twitter accounts of some companies. The jokes and yes, sometimes the snark, too. Once upon a time, I even posted some of the best travel-related Twitter accounts I’ve ever encountered. And, of course, who can forget when the Twitter accounts for MCO and TPA had a “tweet war” (with several other airlines chiming in, too), about, of all things, Chili’s!
So it wasn’t surprising that when Disney permanently banned a guy for pulling a stupid and potentially dangerous prank, the Twitter gurus of the other major theme parks in the area couldn’t help but butt in ;-).
But first, the story – Jason Jeter is a huge Disney fan and was allegedly a Cast Member (Disneyspeak for”employee”) as well. He also has a TikTok account with a huge following.
One of the things he had on his TikTok channel (do they have channels? I’m not sure) was videos of him drinking water from the various ornamental water fountains at Walt Disney World.
He did it at Disney Springs:
disney springs needs to up their water fountain game #fyp #disney #shopping #YesDayChallenge #coldest @thecoldestwater
And at a few of the Disney resort hotels (the first and last ones in this video).
disney resorts are WAY better than disney springs #fyp #disney #vacations #BiggerIsBetter #coldest @thecoldestwater
Obviously, drinking out of a decorative water fountain (or, hello, a LAGOON!) is dangerous. That water isn’t meant for consumption and who knows what kind of chemicals are in it (and the lagoon water? Like he said, “alligator pee.” Ewww!).
On top of that, he also videotaped himself entering an area of Disney that he had no business being in:
where disney princesses are made #fyp #disney #magickingdom #wedding #YesDayChallenge
So as I said, Jason Jeter was a Disney cast member. I say that in the past tense because, not surprisingly, he got fired from Disney because of his various hijinks.
i was really hoping it was just a prank #jeteout #castmember #disney #fyp #OverShareInYourUnderwear
Fast forward a few more weeks, and surprise surprise, not only was Jeter fired from Disney, he was then banned from ever going on their property again because, as he put it, the company did “not appreciate what [he’s] been posting.”
happiest place on earth right? #jeteout #disney #castmember #fyp #ChipsGotTalent
Welp, the other theme parks couldn’t help themselves on that one.
Universal started it, with a comment about one of its water rides, Ripsaw Falls:
PSA: Made for splashing, not drinking. pic.twitter.com/r3xqGSrQXQ
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) May 5, 2021
Then SeaWorld chimed in:
Side note, these taste a lot better than fountain water. Just saying.
— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) May 5, 2021
And even LEGOLAND had something to say about it:
Our water is made for watersports and not for drinking…just sayin’…. pic.twitter.com/OF2sSwLxnL
— LEGOLAND Florida (@LEGOLANDFlorida) May 5, 2021
That’s throwing some major shade, y’all!;-)
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