Video: Calif. Police Arrest Naked Man in Disneyland's Small World Ride

Nov. 27, 2023
A 26-year-old man was taken into custody by Anaheim police after he allegedly stripped off his clothes and wandered through Disneyland's It's a Small World attraction.

By Brady MacDonald

Source Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif.

Police arrested a naked man at Disneyland on Sunday who allegedly hopped out of an It's a Small World boat and wandered between the audio-animatronic dolls while a holiday version of the familiar soundtrack played in the background.

Anaheim police officers responded to a call at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 of a man who removed his clothes and was naked in or near the It's a Small World attraction at Disneyland, according to Anaheim Police spokesperson Sgt. Jon McClintock.

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Anaheim Police arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of indecent exposure and being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to McClintock. The suspect was taken to the hospital as a precaution, McClintock said.

Disneyland officials told KTLA the man stepped out of a Small World boat, stripped out of his clothes and walked among the attraction's sets. Disneyland employees stopped the ride as soon as they became aware of the situation, according to Disneyland officials.

"I am on Small World and there was a streaker," Ashley Esqueda posted on Twitter. "I cannot believe this is happening."

A video posted to TMZ showed a pile of clothes next to the boat flume and a man wandering around the Small World audio-animatronic characters in his underwear.

"At some point, somebody snapped him outside of the ride," according to TMZ. "It looks like he went for the full birthday suit look out in the sunshine."

The ride was inspected and reopened around 3 p.m. Sunday, according to Deadline.


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