Video shows man jump into EPCOT lagoon on apparent $6,000 bet: 'You're gonna get kicked out of Disney!'

A Walt Disney World guest is going viral on social media for jumping into the World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT this week. 

A passerby who saw the whole thing go down said they were walking through the Italy Pavilion on Monday around 5:30 p.m. when they heard the man and his friends "acting up," Brendan and Gwyn from DisFamily Adventures  (@disfamily_adventures) told FOX 35 News. 

"[It] caught our attention," they said. 

Apparently, the friends were talking "about a bet" and said they'd give him $6,000 if he jumped into the water.

"I wanted to stick around to see if anything would happen," Brendan and Gwyn added. 

That's when the man climbed onto the railing. 


Photo: Brendan & Gwyn from DisFamily Adventures (@disfamily_adventures)

"How deep is that water?" he's heard saying on the video obtained by FOX 35 News. 

About a minute later, he jumped in. 

People watching the scene unfold at EPCOT were shouting at the man, as heard on the video. 

"You're gonna get kicked out of Disney, mister!" one person is heard saying. 

"He's gonna jump!" said another. 

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Security, however, wasn't far behind. 

"A Disney manager was on her radio before he even hit the water so when he joined his buddies, Disney security was right behind him," @disfamily_adventures said. 


Photo: Brendan & Gwyn from DisFamily Adventures (@disfamily_adventures)

According to Walt Disney World's website, engaging in any "unsafe act" is prohibited at the parks. 


Photo: Brendan & Gwyn from DisFamily Adventures (@disfamily_adventures)

"We reserve the right to deny admission, prevent entry, or require a person already admitted to leave the Walt Disney World Resort or any part thereof, without refund, liability or compensation, for failure to comply with any of these rules, for unsafe, illegal or offensive behavior, to ensure safety, security or order, or if we consider that the circumstances otherwise so require, in our sole and absolute discretion," Disney said. 

FOX 35 News has reached out to Walt Disney World for what happened to the guest and if any criminal charges were filed.