Ah, California. Come for the sun and sand, stay for the drug-addled nudists.
Though more than a few hours’ trip from San Francisco, Disneyland channeled its inner Bay Area this weekend when police were forced to arrest a naked man caught frolicking about the park’s “It’s a Small World” attraction.
The 26-year-old man, who has not been publicly identified, was nabbed by Anaheim police around 1:30 p.m. Sunday after witnesses say he took off his clothes down to his underwear, dumped them next to the ride’s track, and started meandering through the little wooden Dutch children and other animatronic ride pieces before finally diving into the pond. While some might first assume the guy had lost a bet or was pulling a poorly-executed prank, video from the incident shows the man, clad only in black boxer briefs, casually milling about the set, plopping down in the water features, and seeming confused as to what to do next.
Dropping acid at Disneyland all by yourself, handsome? pic.twitter.com/6isUuN4BVK— MØRG∆N//T∆YLØR (@morgvntvylor) November 27, 2023
Unfortunately for park guests, already facing the strain of high prices and long lines, the ride was closed for more than an hour as authorities dealt with the…er…situation. The man has been charged with indecent exposure and being under the influence of a controlled substance, and was transported to a nearby hospital following his arrest.
The incident comes amid a string of complaints against Disney parks, including ridiculously long lines, overpriced tickets and merchandise, skyrocketing food costs, and even people crapping on the sidewalk. As the infamously long lines at the parks’ biggest attractions have only grown in recent years - up to an hour and a half for some attractions - some guests who’ve found themselves needing to relieve themselves but don’t want to lose their place in line have resorted to popping a squat right there in the corner. One Reddit user who said he was a park employee confirmed that the problem’s gotten so bad, the park even installed cameras to dissuade public poopers - to no avail.
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