It appears that the Disneyland Resort’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were hacked this morning, and the situation remained unfixed for over 45 minutes.
The hacker posted multiple pictures to the and even changed the official description beginning at around 4 am local time.
A picture of Disneyland’s Instagram account was captured by DisneyTips, who reported on the incident. All changes were reportedly removed by 4:45 am PT, but screenshots were still captured.
Check it out:
After Disneyland regained control:
It is unclear at this time just how the Disneyland Instagram account was hacked, specifically if it was someone from the outside or if this was something done by a rogue member of the Resort’s social media team. But these examples are purely speculation, and it should be noted that Disneyland has not released an official statement on the matter. We will continue to monitor the situation in case they do. This social media incident follows another unfortunate issue when the Walt Disney World Resort appeared to have opened up the sales of more Annual Pass tiers to Florida residents but almost immediately closed sales once again and sparking frustrated outrage among the fans struggling to get an Annual Passholder again.
All other Disney Parks social media accounts, such as the one for the Walt Disney World Resort, appear to have remained untouched, and it does not appear to have affected the Disneyland Resort website. Unfortunately, even with heightened security measures, all social media accounts should be treated with care and as if they were too under threat from hackers.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.