A recent trip to Disneyland almost landed Stassi Schroeder in jail. Well, Disney jail. On the latest episode of her podcast, Straight Up with Stassi, she recalled the horror of what can happen when you go to the happiest place on Earth hungover.
Despite having too much wine the night before, Stassi was determined to keep her Disneyland date with her 20-year-old sister. But as the Vanderpump Rules star learned, Disneyland "is actually probably the worst place to be" when you've had too much to drink. Like many, Stassi felt the only thing that would make her feel better was a little hair of the dog but Disneyland doesn't serve alcohol to the public. According to Stassi, the sisters traveled to the other park, California Adventure, and found a spot that served. Since there was a two drink minimum, Stassi bought herself a beer and her underage sister "the sugariest drink [she] could get," so she would feel included.
It only took 20 minutes of walking around with their drinks for Stassi and her sister to get stopped by two Disney police officers. They checked her sister's annual pass and saw that she was born in 1995, and therefore under the legal drinking age.
"I don't understand why it's such a big deal," said Stassi, citing the laid-back culture of her hometown for shaping her views on drinking. "I grew up in New Orleans where you can get into a bar just by being 18. Everybody in New Orleans drinks. My mom used to make me drinks when I was in high school...I grew up in an atmosphere where drinking is totally normal as long as it's responsible."
What followed was a 35-minute talk with the cops as they awaited a decision from the park supervisior. It didn't make it easier that Vanderpump fans recognized Stassi and snapped pics of the situation. "They told me I could go to jail," she explained. "I'm like 'handcuffs jail? I didn't even blow dry my bangs today. What do you mean? I can't take a mugshot today.'"
Eventually the boss came in and told the ladies that because they were cooperative, the incident wouldn't go further than an internal report. It's a good thing, too. According to Stassi, she wouldn't last long behind bars. "I'd like to think that I could be one of those girls that just walks into jail and then all of a sudden forms her own crew and I got like, girls braiding my hair and doing my eyeliner with some illegal crayon," she said. "I would like to think that I could be that boss b--ch but no. I think I'd come in, be a pussy and cower in the corner and like, become somebody's b--ch basically."