Almost a decade ago Blake Lively admitted to having been to Disney Prison. Though everyone let the matter rest, it would seem she is once again being reminded of her past in a re-surfaced story which made it on a popular Disney blog which has made many curious once again about what exactly is a Disney prison.
Cheatsheet reports; “While Disney keeps its so-called “jail” under wraps, most have described the jail to look more like a security office or holding area. Depending on the incident, Disney security will hold perpetrators in the office until they figure out whether or not a more serious action needs to be taken.”
Of course as a child any incident is scary for Blake Lively who was reprimanded for transferring her stamps using hair spray at the age of 6, it was much worse than sitting in a security room. Speaking on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2009 the actress and model explains;
“You get a stamp when you leave the park. If you spray hairspray on it, you can transfer them to someone else’s hand,” Blake said, adding that she got caught with a transferred stamp when she was only six.
She continued, “So we go downstairs in Disneyland – it’s all white rooms, everyone is dressed in all white, the furniture is all white, and they just interrogated us…it was really scary and traumatizing.”
Guests cannot be arrested by Disney security. However, depending on the circumstance, the “Disney jail” can be used as a place to hold a disruptive Guest until police arrive.
Typically, Guests who are not going to head to the police station are brought down to the security-like room, asked questions, at times detained for a few hours, and then released.
Although punishments for non-serious crimes is banning entry for a year some guests can face punishments which would include getting banned from Disneyland and other Disney parks forever and it would seem that there is no way to reverse this punishment according to showbiz cheatsheet, “although some have worked with legal teams and written genuine letters to Disneyland customer service about how they used the unfortunate experience as a lesson. It’s no guarantee, but the park has lifted bans for those who are sincerely sorry.”
As for Blake Lively, she somewhat defended her decision to transfer stamps. She went on to state;
“It’s interesting, because they spend billions and billions of dollars building a wonderland for kids, and then they’re stunned and surprised that kids would want to sneak in.”
Disney will always outsmart the kids though so its no surprise that the stamp system is no longer used. After closure due to COVID, Disney World website does state that All 4 Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park are now open!