Disneyland became “Dimsleyland” this weekend.
The amusement park famously known for being the “Happiest Place on Earth,” reportedly experienced a death by suicide on its grounds.
According to reports, a man in his 50s reportedly jumped to his death from the Mickey & Friends parking structure in Anaheim, California.
Disneyland Reportedly Experienced A Suicide On Its Premise
The suicide occurred on Saturday, December 3rd.
ABC 7 reports the incident happened around 9PM PST. Witnesses at the park say the tram service was shut down as a result, and parkgoers had to walk back to their cars.
Police told ABC 7 the Orange County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.
Public Information Officer Shane Carringer of Anaheim police told Fox News Digital the coroner’s office collected the remains.
The man has been identified as Christopher Christensen, a principal of Huntington Beach elementary schools for 22 years . He was set to appear in court on today, December 5th, on child endangerment and battery charges.
Jumper Identified As Christopher Christensen
He issued an apparent social media suicide note prior to taking his life in which he denied the claims.
Taking to Facebook, Christensen wrote, “I hate when people leave this Earth with so many unanswered questions. So, I hope this provides some insight and perspective.”
A source, who was at Disneyland one day after Christensen’s suicide, exclusively told The Blast the concrete was stained where the principal had landed.
“They also had some security around the area making sure people weren’t lingering around,” our source revealed.
Crazy enough, the same day the incident occurred, newly instated CEO Bob Iger paid a visit to the theme park.
Iger was seen accompanied by Disney Parks Chairmen Josh D’Amaro.
Videos shared to social media show Disneyland parkgoers cheering and clapping for Iger. He even spoke to fans one-on-one.
The Blast previously reported on Iger returning to Disney last month less than a year after retiring.
On November 20th, the Walt Disney Company announced that current Chief Executive Officer of Disney, Bob Chapek, 62, would be stepping down from his position, and Iger, 71, would return to run the company.
The move would be effective immediately.
According to reports, Iger signed a two-year contract “with a mandate from the Board to set the strategic direction for renewed growth and to work closely with the Board in developing a successor to lead the Company at the completion of his term.”
Rob Iger Was At Disneyland On Day Of Reported Suicide
In a report from the New York Times, Iger reportedly spoke out to different colleagues regarding Bob Chapek and the Walt Disney Company while he was CEO, even going as far as saying Disney was “losing its soul” with Chapek in as CEO.
“[Bob Iger] lamented what he said was Mr. Chapek’s seeming lack of empathy and emotional intelligence, which resulted in an inability to communicate with or relate to Hollywood’s creative community. Disney seemed to be losing its soul, he confided to one associate,” their report stated.
In addition, Iger reportedly never heard from Disney for help after the company received backlash due to Chapek not taking a strong stance against Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay” law.
The bill states that “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
Per the NYT, “Perturbed about Mr. Iger’s trash talk, which made its way back to Disney headquarters, the headstrong Mr. Chapek responded by icing Mr. Iger out — rather than turning to him for advice. Mr. Iger, for instance, never got a call for help when Disney was criticized internally and externally this spring over its approach to legislation in Florida meant to prohibit classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity through the third grade.”