BREAKING NEWS: Man Arrested For Sneaking Into Magic Kingdom
According to court documents recently released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, a 31 year old Orlando man was apprehended on May 23, 2021 for sneaking into Magic Kingdom and then trying to thwart security by doing a quick change at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant.
It was not amore between Johnny Tran and security. guards. According to Disney, they watched Tran walk up to the berm near the Magic Kingdom entrance in an attempt to enter the park. The report goes on to say that Tran somehow managed to bypass all of the ticket checkpoints at Magic Kingdom including in the Parking Lot where he parked his car.
Germain Perkins, a uniformed security guard assigned to a checkpoint between Contemporary Resort and Magic Kingdom said that during a security check he observed a white male wearing a gray shirt and khaki shorts loitering near the entrance to the bus drivers break room.
According to the eyewitness, once Tran saw his moment of opportunity he walking up an nearby berm leading up to the theme park.
Not long after, Tran was spotting again near the east side tunnel in the Magic Kingdom which is past the point of entry into the theme park. According to a plain clothed policeman on the scene Tran exited through a door that said “Cast Members Only” to go backstage. The officer immediately recognized Tran as the person who climbed the berm earlier.
At this point the officer watched as Tran entered Tony’s Town Square Restaurant to remove his plaid shirt and then began walking toward Cinderella’s Castle. At that point he was apprehended by security who called 911 for backup.
In the end, Disney retraced Trans steps and determined that he passed the entrance to parking without paying, went to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom without paying, walked away from guest relations down the walkway that connects the Magic Kingdom and the Contemporary Resort, went up the berm, ran through the foliage and scaled a fence to get into the Magic Kingdom, the Orange County Sheriff’s department arrested Tran for trespassing.
According to court documents, Tran will have his day in court on July 27th. This is a story that we will continue to follow closely here at MickeyBlog.
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Source: Orange County