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A woman who said her friend 'shut down' Disney World in Florida for her wedding party has gone viral after posting footage on TikTok

Charissa Cheong   

A woman who said her friend 'shut down' Disney World in Florida for her wedding party has gone viral after posting footage on TikTok
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  • A TikTok video that appears to show a wedding party at Disney World in Florida has gone viral.
  • Footage shows a DJ, a buffet, and people dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

A TikTok video showing what appears to be a wedding after-party at Disney World in Florida has gone viral, with the creator saying a couple "shut down" the resort to celebrate there.

On March 14, Lindsey Metselaar, a TikToker and podcast host, posted a video with an on-screen caption that read, "My friend shut down Disney World for her wedding afterparty and it was the best thing ever."

The video has been viewed over 4.3 million times.

@lindzmetz Will never be over it #disney #weddings #disneywedding ♬ original sound - Lindsey Metselaar

Metselaar's footage features several clips showing people wearing Mickey Mouse headbands and dancing beside Disney's famed castle with a DJ playing nearby. She also filmed a large buffet, which had hot dogs, cookies, and pastries.

Metselaar told Insider the after-party, which she said started at 11 p.m. and had about 285 guests, was "insanely magical," adding: "We danced until 3 a.m., and no one wanted the night to end. It was unlike any wedding I've ever experienced."

Metselaar said that in addition to guests getting to party at the Magic Kingdom Park, they had access Space Mountain, a space-themed roller coaster in the park. She said the ceremony itself was at the Four Seasons in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Many commenters under Metselaar's TikTok post speculated about how much a wedding at Disney World would have cost.

One commenter suggested it must cost about $250,000, while another wrote, "That must be 50 trillion dollars." One comment with 147,000 likes said, "We're in different tax brackets."

A post shared by Alexis Stein (@iamalexisjames)

According to Disney World's website, customers can book out parts of the resort to host weddings and parties. It says the Magic Kingdom Park section can accommodate up to 300 guests and be reserved for $30,000. Wedding packages at the Four Seasons in the resort for over 50 people cost $209 a person, according to the website.

Other commenters said they were surprised by the large crowd of people seen dancing beside the park's iconic castle.

"Everyone's worried about being too poor, I'm wondering how you KNOW this many people to invite!? What's y'alls social lives like," a comment with 5,000 likes said.

A post shared by Lindsey Metselaar (@lindzmetz)

On Instagram, Metselaar posted a slideshow of pictures and videos she said were from the after-party. They showed people dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse interacting with crowd members during a party and tagged a woman called Alexis James, who she said was the bride.

James also posted a series of photos and videos on her Instagram story showing her and several other people on a roller coaster.

She also shared pictures from what appears to be a wedding ceremony on her feed. She wore a ballgown-style dress with a veil that had the words written on it, "They lived happily ever after."

Metselaar told Insider she and James had been friends since they were teenagers, adding: "She's always been a Disney fanatic! It was no question in anyone's mind that she would have her wedding at Disney."

Some couples choose to get married at Disney World for a "fantasy" wedding experience. The resort allows couples and their guests to use multiple venues for the same event, go on rides, and skip lines for an additional fee.

Neither Disney World nor James immediately responded to Insider's requests for comment.

For more stories like this, check out coverage from Insider's Digital Culture team here.

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