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Disneyland beefs up parking garage security after third suicide

Disneyland is beefing up security after the third suicide in the past year at the California theme park’s multi-storey parking lot, according to reports.

The Anaheim-based park announced security patrols for cars and bicycles above the Pixar Pals and Mickey & Friends garages and stations after the death of a man who jumped to his death from the top of the Pixar building on Nov. 15. We plan to increase the number of security guards. The San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday..

Jonah Alexander Edwards, 24, died after jumping from a six-story building around 9:30 p.m.

This tragedy followed another suicide in a garage in February and December 2022.

“To prevent these types of tragedies, we have had multi-layered security protocols in place in our parking structures for many years and have effectively enforced them over time,” Disneyland said. Masu. A spokesperson told MousePlanet..

“However, as with all of our safety measures, we will not discuss details so as not to undermine our efforts,” the statement said.


The Pixar Pulse parking lot, which is being built at Disneyland in 2019, is adjacent to the 10,000-space Mickey & Friends parking lot, which was once the largest in the world. There were three suicides there last year alone. MediaNews Group (via Getty Images)

Mickey and Friends Garage was the largest in the world when it opened in 2000 with 10,000 spaces. According to today’s Disneyland newssays the Pixar property opened in 2019 with 5,500 spaces.

Since 2010, there have been six deaths determined to be suicides from garages.

In two other recent incidents, a 46-year-old woman identified as Marnie Schoenfeld, an Arizona mother and talented hairstylist, fell to her death from a Mickey & Friends garage in February.

In December, a 51-year-old elementary school principal committed suicide by jumping from the same garage, which was the world’s largest parking lot when it opened in 2000. Police ruled it a suicide.


Pixar Pulse parking lot.
Disneyland’s Pixar Pal Parking Lot opened in 2019 with 5,500 spaces. At least one suicide occurred there. MediaNews Group (via Getty Images)

The jumper was later identified as Christopher Christensen, 51, a former elementary school principal who was facing child endangerment and battery charges.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 or visit the following link: SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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