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Flying fists of magic: Families duke it out over photo op at Disney World

A disagreement erupted around over a photo op near the entrance gates and in front of a 100th-anniversary sign, according to authorities.
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Cinderella Castle stands at the Magic Kingdom, at Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, April 3, 2023. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World's Magic Kingdom wasn't so magic after an all-out brawl broke out between two families on Monday, according to reports.

A disagreement erupted around 2:30 p.m. over a photo op near entrance gates and in front of a 100th-anniversary sign for The Walt Disney Company, Orlando's FOX 35 reported.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office told WKMG-TV that fists began to fly after one family standing in front of the sign asked another family to move because they wanted to take a photo.

That's when someone from the second family punched a person waiting to take a photo in the face, deputies said. 

A video shared on Twitter showed part of the encounter from one angle. Warning: The video may be disturbing to some viewers.

The New York Post reported that the families were yelling and cursing at each other before park workers and a security officer split them up. 

It's reported that one person needed medical attention, but did not want to press charges. Two others were removed from the park, deputies said.

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