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Man Arrested For Climbing Magic Kingdom Wall To Enter Park

We love visiting Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! While sometimes the cost of a ticket can be a hard one to handle, sneaking into the park has never crossed our minds. Unfortunately, one man decided he would try his best to sneak into the park by climbing the Magic Kingdom wall to enter. His endeavors didn’t get him very far.

As reported by ClickOrlando: “A man faces charges after Walt Disney World security spotted him climbing a wall in an attempt to sneak into the Magic Kingdom park, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Johnny Tran, 31, was arrested on May 23 at Walt Disney World. Investigators said just before noon, Tran did not pay for parking in Disney’s parking lot. A uniformed security guard posted at a checkpoint along a walkway leading from the Contemporary Resort to Magic Kingdom told deputies that he saw Tran near the entrance to a bus drivers’ breakroom. The guard then watched as Tran looked around and then walked up to berm, which investigators said he climbed over to gain entry to the park.”

The report goes on to say that a security guard assigned to that portion of the park saw Tran walk out of a Cast Member only door into Tony’s Town Square Restaurant and was removed taken to a security office at that point.


Tran faces charges of trespassing and petit theft for failing to pay for parking or the entrance fee for the park. His arraignment in scheduled for July 27. To read more details about the arrest visit

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.