You may have heard or read about an intra-family brawl at D-land last weekend. Possibly under the heading of "Guess the race".
See it for yourself:
Or click through to watch the full-length version on YouTube:
h/t Gun Free Zone
Proof, if you needed it, that the already astronomical ticket prices are still too low, when walking lunchmeat like that can afford the cost of admission.
And hey, another shock, now that they have a TSA-like security perimeter installed around the whole campus, this is another victory for what you get with a weapon-free zone.
And BTW, there was security watching the whole thing, in person, not just on 47 security camera monitors. Disneyland has more cameras than Nikon, and everywhere but inside the toilet stalls.
(Disney has this incident filmed and recorded, to a metaphysical certainty, from 20 different angles. The Anaheim PD fairytale about "not having video available", is bullshit so deep you'd need Tinkerbell or Dumbo to fly over it. APD could have looked at roughly three metric fucktons of security footage, in HD color, within minutes, if they'd wanted to. I'll match paychecks with their chief of police on that point of truth. So they were just outright bullshitting about "no video", and hoping no one with 10 IQ points would call them on that lie. I just did. They were just doing shitty police work, or else their PIO is Pinochhio. Color me shocked.)
In the video, in the background at one point (00:31ff), you can see a middle-aged dude(?) in a white straw hat. That is Disney Security. He (probably wisely) wasn't about to get in the middle of that chimp-out brawl on his own, solo.
But their security doesn't rival that of the Secret Service in the park. It rivals that of the Twin Pines Mall. Paul Blart is not a fictional character, and the guys they have are not A-list material. The only place Disney Security gets to stratospheric levels is at the Studio, where they have Disney Corporate HQ, ABC TV HQ, and Disney Studios HQ.
Anaheim PD (and FD) has a fully-staffed substation in the park, and all tolled there are about 30-40 uniformed officers stationed on that campus 24/7/365, for which WDC pays the whole tab. Most of them are at the three security perimeter checkpoints, but it's less than 5 minutes from point A to point B anywhere in the area.
This was all over within a couple of minutes, but it went on much longer than they or park mgmt. would have liked.
That whole clan will be lifetime-banned from all Disney venues, but it'll be hard to enforce.
The adults won't be able to buy passports, but they don't check licenses for single admission tickets. If they're ever caught, though, Disney will prosecute the hell out of the trespassing statutes.
And if you're keeping score at home, this sort of thing is Reason #3,285 for why the current Disneyland Park GM needs to be fired for gross incompetence. If Walt were still alive, the guy would be defenestrated from the top window of Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
Things are also not panning out for WDC regarding the burgeoning epic flop that is Galaxy's Edge.
For the would-be grammar Nazis in comments, my epicaricacy knows no bounds.
And the customer is always right, as Bobby Eiger and The Usual Gang Of Idiots are finding out at the bank, every week.