In September, Anaheim Police officers responded to more than 30 complaints at Disneyland, with police taking action in situations such as a bomb threat, assault and battery, and grand theft.
The Anaheim Police Department’s call logs for the month of September indicate the sorts of offenses police responded to at the Disneyland Resort.
According to a police spokeswoman, Anaheim Police thoroughly examined a bomb threat made at Disneyland on Sept. 24 and concluded the threat to be baseless.
According to the Disneyland website, metal detectors and bag checks are used at security checkpoints within the theme parks and hotels, as well as at the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping center and along the pedestrian promenades. The Disneyland resort is patrolled by Disneyland security guards and uniformed Anaheim Police officers.
It’s crucial to understand how many people visit Disney’s Anaheim theme parks on a daily, monthly, and annual basis to put Disneyland’s comparatively low crime numbers into context.
According to the Themed Entertainment Association/AECOM, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure attract the equivalent of a small city’s population, with 78,000 visitors each day. That’s nearly a quarter of Anaheim’s population of 350,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
According to the 2019 TEA/AECOM study, Disneyland and DCA draw about 2.4 million people in a normal month. That’s a little more than half the size of Los Angeles. According to the TEA/AECOM research, Disney’s two Anaheim theme parks attract 28.6 million people on an annual basis. That’s roughly three-quarters of the population of California.
The pre-pandemic 2019 attendance data is the final complete calendar year when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were operating. According to a survey by Placer.ai, a company that measures foot circulation at theme parks, malls, and restaurants, Disneyland attendance has rebounded to over 85% of 2019 levels.
The date, time, and kind of call — such as petty theft, trespassing, or disturbing the peace — are all included in the Anaheim Police records.
The resolution of the case is also recorded in the call records, whether police booked a suspect, filed a report, or issued a ticket or warning. Calls are terminated in certain circumstances, while no further action is necessary in others.
Crimes that happened elsewhere may be reported to Anaheim Police officers working at the Disneyland resort on occasion.
Anaheim Police Department call log for September at Disneyland
- Friday, Sept. 3, 11:48 a.m. — Narcotics, citation issued
- Friday, Sept. 3, 5:34 p.m. — Trespassing, suspect booked
- Friday, Sept. 3, 7:48 p.m. — Narcotics, citation issued
- Monday, Sept. 6, 8:33 p.m. — Disturbing the peace, report taken
- Tuesday, Sept. 7, 12:10 p.m. — Trespassing, suspect booked
- Tuesday, Sept. 7, 12:45 p.m. — Trespassing, field interrogation conducted
- Tuesday, Sept. 7, 12:55 p.m. — Trespassing, suspect booked
- Wednesday, Sept. 8, 9:44 p.m. — Trespassing, suspect booked
- Wednesday, Sept. 8, 10:14 p.m. — Welfare check, report taken
- Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:07 a.m. — Narcotics, citation issued
- Sunday, Sept. 12, 8:32 a.m. — Drunk in public, no further action required
- Sunday, Sept. 12, 8:39 a.m. — Drunk in public, citation issued
- Tuesday, Sept. 14, 3:32 p.m. — Trespassing, suspect booked
- Tuesday, Sept. 14, 6:42 p.m. — Narcotics, report taken
- Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:11 p.m. — Violation of court order, no further action required
- Wednesday, Sept. 15, 11:05 a.m. — Disturbing the peace, no further action required
- Wednesday, Sept. 15, 11:16 a.m. — Trespassing, action pending
- Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6:53 p.m. — Disturbing the peace, warning issued
- Wednesday, Sept. 15, 10:21 p.m. — Trespassing, no further action required
- Friday, Sept. 17, 12:38 p.m. — Narcotics, citation issued
- Saturday, Sept. 18, 9:31 p.m. — Petty theft, report taken
- Thursday, Sept. 23, 3:04 p.m. — Narcotics, no further action required
- Thursday, Sept. 23, 6:52 p.m. — Drunk in public, suspect booked
- Thursday, Sept. 23, 11:03 p.m. — Assault and battery, no further action required
- Friday, Sept. 24, 8:29 a.m. — Narcotics, citation issued
- Friday, Sept. 24, 8:31 p.m. — Bomb threat, report taken
- Saturday, Sept. 25, 10:31 p.m. — Narcotics, report taken
- Sunday, Sept. 26, 7:57 p.m. — Disturbing the peace, report taken
- Monday, Sept. 27, 6:37 p.m. — Grand theft, report taken
- Monday, Sept. 27, 8:05 p.m. — Narcotics, report taken
- Monday, Sept. 27, 8:29 p.m. — Assault and battery, report taken
Trespassing is when someone enters or stays on someone else’s property without permission. Using abusive language or getting into a brawl are examples of disturbing the peace. Grand theft costs more than $950, whereas petty theft costs less. The use of force or violence is included in assault and battery. Picking fights, fainting out, or being unable to care for yourself when intoxicated are all examples of being drunk in public.
This report does not include police calls for lost or recovered property, patrol checks, unlawful parking, or other events.
Sid Philips is a father of two and a loving husband. He currently resides in Pennsylvania and has been a fan of Disney since his parents took him there in 1980! Sid has visited multiple Disney parks around the world and loves each one!
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