Incident on Disneyland’s Main Street Injures Three

Three individuals were injured at Disneyland, the popular theme park in Anaheim, California, when a lamppost fell on Main Street USA due to high wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph. The incident occurred early Monday morning, just before 8:30 a.m., according to various reports.

Among the injured was an elderly woman who was rushed to the hospital due to a head injury. Two other park visitors also sustained injuries but were treated on-site, as confirmed by Sgt. John McClintock, a spokesperson for the Anaheim Fire Department. One of the injured individuals was later seen sitting on a park bench, their head wrapped in bandages.

The fallen lamppost, previously situated in a flower bed around the Disneyland flagpole, was used for stage lighting during parades and other events along Main Street. Despite the incident, the theme park remained operational. However, visitors were temporarily redirected away from the accident scene, located near Town Square and in proximity to the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln opera house.

Disneyland, which first opened its doors in 1955, has been the site of more severe incidents in the past year, including multiple suicides. Just last week, a 24-year-old man tragically ended his life by jumping from a parking garage within the park. The man, identified as Jonah Alexander Edwards, leaped from the six-story, 5,000-spot Pixar Pals parking structure around 9:30 p.m. and was declared dead at the scene. This marked the third suicide at the theme park since last December and the sixth since 2010.