Let’s Talk About the Disneyland Streaker
A Disneyland visitor recently put the small in “It’s a Small World.”
This individual dropped trou and proved that even The Happiest Place on Earth isn’t safe from idiots.
Let’s about the Disneyland streaker and what we know about a truly stupid situation.
Holiday Stress Is Real
The holidays make us all behave strangely at times. Some of us spent Thanksgiving arguing with relatives, drinking excessively, or hiding out in our headphones.
Those behaviors, while not necessarily healthy or smart, are at least typical holiday behavior. At Disneyland Park, something decidedly atypical occurred.
For reasons passing understanding, a man thought the time was right to go streaking through It’s a Small World. Here’s a safe-for-work TikTok of the individual:
INCIDENT IN ITS A SMALL WORLD IN THE DISNEYLAND RESORT ITS CRAZY #disneyland #disney #disneyworld #disneygram #disneylife #disneyparks #disneylandparis #waltdisneyworld #mickeymouse #disneylove #disneyfan #instadisney #disneymagic #disneyprincess #waltdisney #disneyaddict #disneyphotography #disneyinsta #disneyig #wdw #magickingdom #disneystyle #disneylandresort #disneyphoto #disneylover #dlp #frozen #mickey #disneypins #fool
You’ll notice that this individual is wearing their boxers in this clip. The police report indicates that this wasn’t always the case. Yup, they went Full Monty…on a family ride at Disney.
According to People Magazine, “officers responded to Disneyland to assist Disney security with a guest who removed his clothes and was naked in or near the ‘It’s a Small World’ attraction.”
Before we dive into the details, I’ll encourage you to watch that TikTok again and notice the woman wearing bridal Mouse Ears. She’s gonna have a honeymoon story nobody will ever believe!
Also, let’s take this opportunity to appreciate the individuals who work in law enforcement at Disney theme parks.
Can you imagine how strange your job would sound if it entailed investigating whether somebody was naked at It’s a Small World?
Nobody would believe you. But they deal with that stuff daily!
Finally, I’m going to lean heavily on the facts in this story, but here’s my one editorial comment. That streaker didn’t pass their drug test at the police station.
Generally, you only see blank stares like that at Burning Man and Grateful Dead concerts.
What We Know about the Streaker and the Incident
Thanksgiving Week is typically among the slowest times of the year for media websites and news organizations, and you could tell this by how much coverage the story got.
KTLA updated their original reporting to confirm the charges against the streaker.
Predictably, the police arrested him for “indecent exposure and being under the influence of a controlled substance.”
I almost pity him. It’s a Small World is psychedelic enough when you’re clean and sober. If you’re tripping, I cannot begin to describe how creepy those dolls would be.
On the bright side, holiday songs like Jingle Bells were playing instead of the infinite loop of It’s a Small World. Otherwise, yikes!
A Ride Ruined for Others
Still, as funny as this is, the incident proved infuriating for guests. First, cast members had to shut down the ride to protect the safety of the streaker.
Everyone else sat in their boats and listened to Jingle Bells on repeat for an hour, which likely killed their holiday spirit for the entire year…in late November.
Some of the guests begged the streaker to get in a boat and put on some clothes, probably not in that order.
I’ve been on a ride when someone exited the vehicle, and I can assure you it’s often stressful.
There are a surprising number of environmental dangers when you jump off a theme park attraction in mid-ride.
Also, It’s a Small World is iconic, and many of the set pieces are the originals that Mary Blair created.
These are Disney treasures that this pinhead was endangering with his cloudy-headed roaming. That was likely frustrating to guests as well.
One bystander also suggested that the poor guy drank some of the water, which is so, so gross.
Ultimately, cast members and law enforcement officials caught the streak and carried him out of Fantasyland. Still, this one is definitely one of the strangest Disney stories in recent memory!
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