Yesterday social media exploded with images of a little boy enjoying the fountains located close to the Imagination Pavilion at EPCOT. The video below shows him enjoying the cool water and giving security the slip. Crowds gathered to watch the event as it unfolded.
So, we are outside of Journey Into Imagination and saw a kid in the fountain pic.twitter.com/OU7H00VOGM
— Stacy Mogle (@StacyMogle) September 16, 2017
Cast Members and Security were both present on multiple sides of the water feature trying to coax him out. The little boy even climbs out once with the help of a security guard before he changes his mind and slips away back into the water again.
Finally a plain clothes man entered the water and led the boy back to dry land. It is assumed that this is the boy’s father. It is unclear if Disney was requesting additional people to remain out of the water for safety’s sake.
Friend at Epcot just posted that a kid was swimming in the fountain 👀🙀 pic.twitter.com/2pxKd3irGc
— Patty (@thepitterpatty) September 16, 2017
Many comments online state that the boy is autistic and that Disney was keeping their distance so as not to frighten the child, while also keeping a close eye on him. As of right now Disney nor the parents have released an official statement about the incident.
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