A large banner with President Trump’s name on it got a man banned from Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
The Orange County Register reports that Dion Cini, a former Marine from New York, was escorted out of the park by security guards on Wednesday after he unfurled a large sign reading “Re-elect Donald J Trump. Keep America Great!” on the side of the Mark Twain riverboat.
Cini live-streamed the event on his Facebook page, telling followers he expected to be ejected from the park. In the video, you can see security guards waiting on the dock for the boat to arrive. Police were also present, but Cini was not arrested.
“I saw someone putting something out on the side of the boat,” said Disneyland visitor Jennifer Elliott. “This is the happiest place on earth, that kind of political agenda doesn’t belong in the park. We hear about politics every day, I come to Disney to escape it. I was appalled and kind of dumbstruck.”
Disney officials told the newspaper the park does not allow large banners, signs or flags because they may pose a risk to guests’ safety.
“We welcome all guests to enjoy our parks; however, demonstrations and the display of signs and banners are not permitted,” parks spokeswoman Liz Jaeger said. “This person has been previously warned, and we have taken appropriate steps to address his behavior.”
The Orlando Sentinel reported Cini had already been banned from Disney World twice for holding up Trump signs.