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Livestreamers Slammed For Refusing To Leave Disney World Even After Woman Gets ‘Super Sick’


The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, was back open for business this weekend since shutting down on March 15 due to the pandemic.

Disney’s flagship theme park ensured that protective measures would be in place – like requiring both guests and working cast members to wear face coverings – when the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened.

But after a clip of a YouTuber talking about her companion getting severely ill during a livestream was shared on Twitter, not every diehard Disney fan might be making a Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dash back to the parks.

Twitter user @JennyENicholson shared a portion of “That Crazy Disney Lady’s” YouTube channel video – without identifying the channel name – as an example showing why she believes theme parks should not be reopening during a time when several states are seeing a spike in cases.

Tonya Blakey was identified as the YouTuber who livestreamed her visit with her friend – Robin DePaolo – for nearly five hours on Friday and again the next day for six hours.

In the video, Blakey explained that her friend simply had an allergic reaction from eating a brownie. But because the reaction was not severe enough to use her EpiPen, DePaolo opted for a Benedryl from first aid instead. 

But when DePaolo continued feeling sick, they both went back to the medic station.

Blakey explained to viewers DePaolo was:

“Violently vomiting. She was super sick y’all.”

People were quick to comment on fellow park guests in the background doing a double-take, presumably after hearing the words “super sick.”

Blakey said DePaolo refused to go to the hospital after the first aid nurses urged her to go.

During the livestream, Blakey also threatened to ban viewers from the group if anybody inquired if DePaolo was sick from the virus, alleging that she wouldn’t be at the park if she was.

People slammed the YouTubers for continuing with their visit despite the sickness.

The Disney resort remains under scrutiny for reopening prematurely, especially after Florida saw an increase of 15,300 new cases – making the sunshine state a record holder for the most new cases in a single day.


Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1