Reports of an Armed Incident at Disneyland?

Earlier today there were reports of an armed incident that took place at Disneyland Park. It allegedly happened at The Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland.

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Dusty Sage of Micechat originally reported:

Security is swarming the Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland where some sort of incident is underway involving a guest.  A cast member who fled the scene explains that a guest brought a weapon (not believed to be a gun) into the establishment and began threatening staff. 

The guest then tried to barricade an employee exit at the back of the facility.

We don’t know if the incident has been resolved and are awaiting additional information from cast and Disneyland spokespeople. 

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An additional update stated:

 We heard from a spokesperson at Disney saying they are unaware of an armed incident.  However, we are still hearing from cast who say that it was more than just a belligerent guest.  We are awaiting additional information. 

A final update stated:

UPDATE:  Situation resolved.  

We previously wrote that there had been some sort of incident at the Holden Horseshoe in which cast believed a guest brought a weapon (not believed to be a gun) into the establishment and began threatening staff. 

We have since heard from a Disneyland spokesperson that there was a belligerent guest situation but no weapon was believed to have been involved and that the management of the establishment was able to successfully resolve the situation. 

There’s are still some rattled cast, but we don’t believe the situation ever posed any danger to guests of the Golden Horseshoe.  

We’re thankful this wasn’t as serious as it first seemed.

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We’re glad to hear that the incident wasn’t as serious as first thought, and that everyone is safe.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.