A walk down Disney World is an experience of magic, fun, and imagination that brings all visitors to the happiest place on earth. Thousands of people travel to Orlando, Florida, to visit the iconic theme park every year. The promise is a unique family-friendly experience. However, recent news broke that former Disney employee Jorge Diaz Vega, 26, was arrested on video voyeurism charges. According to the arrest affidavit, Diaz Vega secretly recorded videos up the dresses and skirts of unfamiliar female visitors to the theme park for six years.
This reprehensible act of clandestine recording is a criminal offense and a moral outrage. It is beyond reprehensible that a Disney employee has invaded the privacy, trust, and dignity of park visitors. Evidently, the young man was recording the videos for his sexual gratification. The idea that he has accumulated over 500 videos is a testament to the criminal extent of his behavior.
This highly distressing event brings up several questions. First, how widespread is this problem in Orlando’s theme parks? It is essential that Disney World is not viewed as an environment conducive to the unacceptable and potentially dangerous behavior of any employees. However, the actions of Diaz Vega raise concerns that other individuals at the park may be engaging in similar wrongdoing.
Additionally, this event brings up the need for businesses that operate public places such as amusement parks to be hyper-aware of the behavior of their employees. Disney World, universally known for its high standards, has said that Diaz Vega is no longer employed by them. But was there a mechanism in place for the park’s administration to sniff out wrongdoing? Indeed, searching employees’ phones may be highly distasteful, however, it might be a critical measure these companies must explore to be sure the thousands of visitors to the park have a fun, safe and enjoyable experience.
In conclusion, the arrest of Diaz Vega and the obscene violation of park visitors is highly distressing. Visitors trust Disney World to provide an environment where they’re safe from illicit behavior, especially from employees. A thorough investigation must be conducted to ensure that this behavior is not a systemic problem that could be prevalent throughout other US theme parks as well. For the moment, the public’s trust in Disney World’s high standards has been tainted, and the company must take thorough action to restore faith in park visitors.