Disneyland is often considered a fun and safe place for people of all ages. Of course, there are occasionally some visitors that end up ruining the fun for everyone else at Disney’s theme park. This was proven quite recently after one Disneyland visitor was arrested for running around “It’s a Small World” completely naked.
A number of videos and photos surfaced on social media showing the unexpected sight. One user on X posted the following:
“I AM ON SMALL WORLD AND THERE WAS A STREAKER,” she writes, “I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING.”
Additional videos and social media posts confirm that there was indeed a man running around naked at the Disneyland attraction:
— Hunter Kost (@KostHunter) November 27, 2023
The man can be seen getting placed under arrest. As shared via TMZ, an employee can be heard yelling at the man to “Stop!” in an extended video. “Please, get down,” the employee begs.
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 27, 2023
The following report via KTLA features some additional details:
“The 26-year-old man was arrested for indecent exposure and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was first taken to a hospital as a precaution,” according to the Anaheim police.
It appears that the man was first sighted stepping out of the ride’s vehicle while the “It’s a Small World” attraction was still ongoing. When employees realized what was happening, they immediately stopped the ride. This resulted in the ride being shut down for more than an hour according to guests.
“It’s a Small World” is a water-based boat ride featured at several Disneyland parks. Though it initially premiered at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, it was permanently moved to Disneyland in 1966. It’s remained a popular attraction ever since.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any potential updates and other viral stories as we have them. The name of the suspect was not immediately released to the public.