Former Employee Sentenced in Dry Ice Bomb Explosions at Disneyland

A former Disneyland employee was sentenced Monday to 36 days in jail for setting off two dry ice bombs in Toontown back in May.


Christian Isaiah Barnes was sentenced Monday in connection with 2 dry ice bombs at Disneyland. (Credit: Anaheim Police)

Christian Isaiah Barnes, 23, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of possession of a destructive device, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

As well as jail time, the Long Beach man was also sentenced to three years informal probation and 100 hours of community service. He was also ordered to stay away from Disneyland.

Barnes, who was employed as an outdoor vending cast member, was in possession of two water bottles containing dry ice at the time of his arrest, prosecutors said.

The explosions occurred around 4 p.m. on May 28 and prompted the park to evacuate Toontown.

“In an abundance of caution, the area was evacuated. There were no injuries and no reported damage. We are working with local authorities who are now on-site and reviewing,” Disneyland said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Several hours later the area was cleared by police and reopened to visitors.

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