JERUSALEM (AFP) - Amusement parks are in the crosshairs of a new amusement park safety law which would force them to provide video surveillance to police, a top amusement park official said Tuesday."We're not saying they're not safe, we're just saying that it's a bit difficult to have a clear picture of what they're doing," Amusements Park owner Ronan Eichenberger told AFP."If you have a large amu...
A video of a group of people being evacuated from Adventureland amusement parks is making headlines around the country.
The video was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday by a person who claims to be a representative of the company that operates Adventureland.
The footage shows people being escorted from the theme park in Anaheim, California.
It shows a large crowd, including some children, being escorted out of the park by security guards and then being led away.
The person posted the video to social media.
He said he was at the park on Wednesday to try and see if there was a problem with the ride, and he says he heard people screaming for help.
“The video shows people running from the park.
One guy says ‘this is my dad.
I’m a security guard,'” the person wrote on Twitter.
“They’re all in a panic.
I see a police car.
One of them says ‘you know, I’ve been at Adventurel…'”
The video ends with the man saying “the best thing to do is just let everyone go.”
We are doing the best we can.
The best thing that we can do is to let everyone in safely.
pic.twitter.com/Z9u5lH8qFQ — Adventureland (@Adventureland) February 18, 2021The video’s creator, Ryan Smith, said he posted the footage to Twitter because he wants to help.
He told ABC News that he’s “just trying to give a voice to the people that aren’t going to be there in a million years.”
The company that runs Adventureland, Disney, said in a statement to ABC News, “We are grateful that people were able to take time out of their busy schedules to share this video, which clearly shows the overwhelming amount of people who are concerned about their safety.
We are confident that people in the crowd were safe and that they did not experience any injuries.
If anyone has concerns or witnessed any issues please call 911 or the Disney Resort Customer Service line at 1-800-222-8255.
We will assist in any way we can.”
The Disneyland Resort tweeted, “Due to security concerns, guests are being removed from the Disneyland Resort and surrounding areas.”
“Due to safety concerns, Guests are being escorted off of our property in Anaheim and are not permitted to return,” the tweet said.
Disney’s parent company, DIS, also said in its statement, “Safety and security concerns are always our top priorities, and we will continue to work closely with local law enforcement and emergency responders as they respond to our guests and property.
We’re grateful for the patience of those in the park and for the safety of everyone who was present.
We encourage everyone to remain calm and enjoy the day.”
Disney is in the midst of a huge expansion of its theme parks and resorts.
On Thursday, it said it expects to open another theme park and theme park resort in Orlando, Florida.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.