What is going on with Disney’s amusement parks recently? On Tuesday a dry ice bomb went off in a garbage can at Disneyland, and now people are finding loaded guns just sitting there, hanging out on the seats of rides at Disney World. There are things that do not belong at theme parks, people, and guns/bombs are just two of them. The other is hiked up black socks with shorts but we can’t do much about that.
According to the Associated Press, a woman visiting the park with her grandson found the loaded pistol on the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom. She did the right thing and brought it to a park attendant who called the cops.
The owner told authorities he realized his gun was missing a few minutes after he’d left the ride. He does have a concealed weapons permit, but told authorities that he didn’t know Disney World patrons weren’t allowed to bring guns to the park.
He reportedly said he thought the security checkpoint at the entrance was more of a search for bombs or explosives kind of thing, not a checking for weapons deal because there aren’t any metal detectors.
Disney World patron finds gun on ride [Associated Press]