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Another Suicide Reported at Disney Parking Garage

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Very sad news coming out of Disneyland Resort. According to The Orange County Register, a guest has reportedly jumped from the Disneyland parking garage in order to commit suicide. It is the third reported case of suicide reported at Disneyland in less than a year.

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Per The OC Register:

Anaheim Police responded to a call around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1100 W. Magic Way of someone jumping from the Pixar Pals parking structure at the Disneyland resort, according to Anaheim Police spokesperson Sgt. Jon McClintock.

A man was found dead at the scene and police are investigating the death as a suicide.

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The police report further states that the area was cordoned off and parts of the Pixar Pals parking structure were blocked off. Police also attempted to block guests from being able to see the devastating and disturbing scene.

A photo was shared by a Disneyland Resort guest of police cars gathered in a spot on the roof of the Mickey & Friends parking garage. They were presumably there to block guests from being able to get to that area of the lot and look over the edge.

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The Orange County Register states that since 2010, there have been a total of six suicides at the Disneyland Resort. Sadly, three of them have occurred this year alone.

Last December, an elementary school principal jumped from the parking structure after he was charged by police with child endangerment and battery. The 51-year-old denied the charges in a sad Facebook post he shared not long before he ended his life. He claimed that his wife had falsely accused him of physically abusing her during a heated argument. Because of that arrest, he feared that he was about to lose his job.

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Then, in February 2023, a 46-year-old woman reportedly either jumped or fell from the parking structure. While the man who jumped had left a note, there is no evidence that the woman did. Police investigated her death, but it could not be determined how she fell from the roof. We do not have any reports from anyone who may have seen the woman before her death.

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The Mickey & Friends parking garage opened in 2000 and can hold about 10,000 vehicles at one time. It is six stories high, with each level being named after different Disney characters — Chip & Dale, Daisy, Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and Minnie.

Connected to the Mickey & Friends parking garage is the Pixar Pals parking structure, which holds 5,500 vehicles and opened in 2019. Just like Mickey & Friends, each level is named after a Pixar movieThe Incredibles (2004), Coco (2017), Cars (2006), Monsters Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), and Inside Out (2015).

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If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 on your phone or by visiting 988lifeline.org. There will always be someone there to answer your call and listen.

We send our deepest condolences to the family of the victim. 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

One comment

  1. This is absolutely heartbreaking. I can’t believe this has happened at Disney, of all places. The parks are supposed to be a place of joy and happiness, not a place where people feel so desperate that they resort to suicide. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim. Something needs to be done to address the underlying issues that lead to these tragedies. #MentalHealthMatters #DisneyParkSafety

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