Over the weekend, former President Barack Obama spoke to voters in southern California. As part of his opening speech, Obama shared about a visit he took to the “happiest place on Earth” during his college years.
- This past weekend, former President Barack Obama spoke at a rally in California and told the audience about a time he was kicked out of Disneyland for breaking the Park rules.
- Market Watch reported on the speech that mentioned Obama and his friends decided to enjoy a smoke while taking a ride on the gondolas. “These were cigarettes, people,” he told the crowd.
- Obama and his friends were approached by security guards and escorted out of the Park. “This is a true story, everybody. I was booted from the Magic Kingdom.”
- He was in good spirits sharing the story and went to mention that Disney security told him he could come back at any time. And he most certainly has.
What they’re saying:
It didn’t take long for current CEO Bob Iger to comment via Twitter:
@BarackObama just opened his speech in Anaheim with a story from his college years about getting kicked out of Disneyland for smoking cigarettes on a ride. “This is a true story everybody, I was booted from the Magic Kingdom!” He can always come back, as long as he doesn’t smoke!
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) September 8, 2018
He wasn’t the only one either. Former CEO Michael Eisner also responded to Obama’s speech:
Just to be clear. I was not CEO Of @Disney when @BarackObama was at @Occidental Collage, and was “booted” out of @Disneyland for smoking a cigarette. Knowing he was going to be President, I wouldn’t do that 🙂
— Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) September 9, 2018