Narcotics, public drunkenness, brandishing weapons: December Crime Report released for Disney Park

Disney Parks are some of the safest vacation destinations on earth. Disney Parks pride themselves on providing the safest environments possible to their Guests, but there are still things that take place in the parks that require calls for help from local law enforcement.

Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth, has just released its call log for December 2021, which is usually one of the most joyous times on earth. But the holidays don’t leave everyone feeling jolly, and that’s evident by some of the incidences at Disneyland last month that required calls to the Anaheim Police Department.

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According to the Orange County Register, in December 2021, officers from the Anaheim Police Department responded to more than 20 separate calls for law enforcement that ended with the officers taking some type of action in the matter with regard to those responsible. December is one of the busiest months of the year for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, so you might think December would produce one of the department’s longest call logs for service.

But by comparison, December at Disneyland was a better month than September. In September alone, officers responded more than 30 times to calls for law enforcement. Some of September’s calls involved grand theft, assault and battery, and even a bomb threat in the park.

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In December, Disneyland Resort debuted its first-ever ticketed holiday event, Merriest Nites. Guests also enjoyed Haunted Mansion Holiday, the “Believe…In Holiday Magic” Fireworks Spectacular, Christmas in Cars Land, and other festive holiday offerings.

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But Walt’s first park also saw its fair share of less-than-festive goings-on, including fighting, trespassing, public drunkenness, petty theft, and other offenses.

The Anaheim Police Department call log for the month of December at Disneyland gives information about those calls, including the date of the call, the time the call was placed, and the type of call.

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The call log also includes information about actions taken by officers who responded, such as booking a suspect or issuing a citation to offenders.

The Anaheim Police Department call log for Disneyland Resort included the following entries:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 3:37 p.m. – Interfering with an officer, suspect booked
  • Thursday, Dec. 2, 6:03 p.m. – Fight, citation issued
  • Monday, Dec. 6, 9:01 a.m. – Narcotics, report taken
  • Monday, Dec. 6, 12:52 p.m. – Narcotics, report taken
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, 5:37 p.m. – Petty theft, citation issued
  • Sunday, Dec. 12, 11:36 a.m. – Petty theft, report taken
  • Monday, Dec. 13, 5:31 p.m. – Drunk in public, citation issued
  • Monday, Dec. 13, 9:50 p.m. – Trespassing, suspect booked
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14, 12:06 p.m. – Narcotics, report taken
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15, 12:06 p.m. – Drunk in public, citation issued
  • Thursday, Dec. 16, 11:08 a.m. – Narcotics, report taken
  • Thursday, Dec. 16, 2:31 p.m. – Grand theft, report taken
  • Saturday, Dec. 18, 10:27 p.m. – Narcotics, citation issued
  • Thursday, Dec. 23, 10:54 p.m. – Petty theft, report taken
  • Saturday, Dec. 25, 11:05 a.m. – Narcotics, report taken
  • Saturday, Dec. 25, 10:38 p.m. – Assault and battery, report taken
  • Sunday, Dec. 26, 8:59 p.m. – Petty theft, citation issued
  • Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1:45 p.m. – Petty theft, citation issued
  • Thursday, Dec. 30, 9:18 p.m. – Drunk in public, suspect booked
  • Friday, Dec. 31, 9:16 p.m. – Brandishing a firearm, citation issued
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Even with these types of calls, Disneyland Resort remains a safe place for fans and families to enjoy the magic of Disney any time of the year. On average, the Anaheim Police Department responds to calls at the Resort one to two times per day. But when you consider the millions of Guests the Resort sees every year, that average is pretty impressive.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!