An unexplained drone has surprisingly crashed at “The Happiest Place on Earth,” leaving Disney fans uneasy about the mysterious Disney Park occurrence.
Disneyland Resort, located in Anaheim, California, is a popular theme park and Resort destination that attracts millions of visitors each year. The Resort includes two theme parks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, as well as hotels, restaurants, and other entertainment offerings. Disneyland Resort is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, one of the largest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world.
It’s no secret that Disneyland Resort has strict policies regarding the use of drones on its property. According to their website, drones are not permitted to be flown on or over the Resort property for any reason, including recreation or commercial purposes.
Violators of the rule may be subject to prosecution, as the use of a drone poses a safety risk to Guests and Cast Members, as well as potentially causing damage to property.
A viral video is taking social media by storm, as a drone was spotted hovering over Frontieland at Disneyland Park. The surrounding Disney Park Guests additionally noted the drone crashed, as shown in the video below posted by Donovan Sanford (@donovandoesdisney):
If you witness a drone at Disneyland Resort, it is advised you report it to a Cast Member or security personnel immediately. They will be able to investigate the incident and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of everyone in the area. It appears protocol was followed, as Cast Members are investigating the drone, as seen in the video above.
At this time, Disney has yet to release information regarding the crashed drone. It’s important to remember that flying a drone in a restricted area can have serious consequences, and it’s always best to follow the rules and regulations set by the property owner or governing authority to ensure the safety of all involved.
Drones at Disney
Disney has used drones in some of its entertainment shows and events, including at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.
A popular drone show at Walt Disney World was called “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” and featured hundreds of Intel drones flying in choreographed patterns to create holiday-themed images in the sky over Disney Springs. Check out the video of the flying drones from 2016 below:
Disney has also incorporated drones into some of its nighttime spectaculars, such as Disney D-Light at Disneyland Paris. Additionally, the new “Avengers: Power the Night” nighttime show at Disneyland Paris includes drones, pyro, and tributes to Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, and for the first time at Disneyland Paris, Shang-Chi.
With Disney’s occasional use of drones, it’s important to note only authorized personnel are allowed to operate drones in designated areas for specific purposes.
More on Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park, located in Anaheim, California, is one of two theme parks at Disneyland Resort (the other being Disney California Adventure Park). It was the first Disney theme park and opened its doors to the public on July 17, 1955.
The Park is divided into several themed “lands,” including Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country. Each land has its own unique attractions, restaurants, and entertainment offerings.
Some of the most popular attractions at Disneyland Park include Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, “it’s a small world,” and the Indiana Jones Adventure. In addition to these classic rides, Disneyland Park also features parades, fireworks shows, and other live entertainment.
Disneyland Park is a beloved destination for families and Disney fans around the world, and its history and legacy make it an iconic piece of American culture.