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Animal Cruelty, Bomb Threat & Vandalism Among Disney Park’s Crime Report

We like to think the Disney Parks are filled with nothing but pixie dust and happiness, but sometimes that magical Disney bubble gets popped. The April and May 2022 Disneyland Resort crime reports have been released, showing the Anaheim Police responded to several Disney Park calls.

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As a Disney Park welcomes millions of excited Park Guests annually, it’s no surprise that a Disney villain is bound to show up to throw a little shade into the otherwise bright and happy place. The good news is that Disney security never sleeps, and the Anaheim Police are just a call away when handling the bigger situations.

Disneyland Resort has recently experienced lawsuits such as Guests being upset with the new Disney Park Pass reservation system and how it has impacted the Magic Key (Annual Passholder) tickets. Disgruntled Guests have been spotted causing fights outside the nighttime spectacular, “Fantasmic!” and Guests making odd choices such as jumping off of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to retrieve a phone have been caught on video.

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With the number of people flooding into Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, and Disneyland Hotels, it’s no surprise that according to the Orange County Register, Anaheim Police have responded to 23 calls at Disneyland in April 2022 and 25 calls in May 2022.

In April, the call log shows numerous calls for incidents such as drunk in public, narcotics, disturbing the peace, cruelty to animals, brandishing a firearm and knife, assault and battery, and petty theft (under $950 stolen). While details of the animal cruelty report were not shared, this is sometimes an issue of a Guest leaving an animal in the hot vehicle while the owner attempts to enjoy the Park.

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Several of the incidents in April also took place in May, but May also included a bomb threat report on May 2, 2022. The OC Register noted, “Anaheim Police fully investigated a bomb threat at Disneyland on May 2 and determined the threat to be unfounded, according to a police spokesperson.” Other May incidents included vandalism, trespassing, grand theft (over $950 stolen), and forgery/fraud.

We’re thankful to Disneyland Security and the Anaheim Police for keeping the Disneyland Resort as safe as possible!

About Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.