A Disneyland Paris employee has come under fire for ruining a romantic engagement by grabbing the would-be groom’s ring mid-proposal. The whole thing was caught on video, and no one quite understands why it happened.
- The proposal was going extremely well. The man got down on bended knee and popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle. She was just about to accept the ring when a Disneyland Paris staffer came between them and grabbed the ring before directing the couple down to a lower level of the platform.
- The guy tries to talk to the staffer. Apparently, the man had received permission from another worker to propose there, but the overzealous worker didn’t really care and told the man he could ask his girlfriend to marry him on the lower level. Well, that’s nice.
- Apparently, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. There have been reports of other proposals being interrupted by Disneyland staffers at the Los Angeles park, the most recent being in March 2022.
- What’s the problem here? Is staging an engagement in Disneyland against some kind of unspoken rule? Who knows – no one, not even the employees putting the kibosh on the special occasion, has ever offered an explanation.
- One Redditor offered some insight into how Disneyland employees are trained. According to one poster who claims to work for Disney, workers at the company are “explicitly told that we never touch a guest without their clear permission, given either verbally or through body language. We’re not allowed to take their property under any circumstances and doing so results in termination. We’re also trained to do anything we can to keep our guests happy and continue to sell the image of ‘most magical place on Earth.'” Seems like that employee didn’t get the message.
- Disney has since apologized for the incident. “We regret how this was handled,” A Disney spokesperson said. “We have apologized to the couple involved and offered to make it right.” It still doesn’t explain why it happened at all, and it’s unclear whether any action was taken against the employee in question.