Man takes child into Disney’s Magic Kingdom without paying, deputies say

Baica Crisan, 37, accused of petit theft and battery

Festive autumn décor arrives in spooktacular fashion as the fall season descends on Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. (Disney)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A Virginia man was arrested in August after taking his child into Disney’s Magic Kingdom without paying, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

On Aug. 19, deputies said that Baica Crisan, 37, walked right into the theme park without making any attempt to pay for admission.

[TRENDING: Merritt Island homecoming king gives crown, sash to classmate | Orlando radio station to play nonstop Christmas music. Here’s when it starts | Enter to win tickets to ICE! at Gaylord Palms | Become a News 6 Insider]

An arrest affidavit shows that a Disney security manager tried to stop Crisan and ask him for a ticket or an explanation for why he didn’t pay, but Crisan pushed past the manager and continued into the park.

According to the sheriff’s office, the manager and a Disney investigator then followed Crisan down Main Street in Magic Kingdom, and Crisan pushed the investigator out of his way.

Deputies said Crisan – a Romanian citizen – acted like he didn’t understand English, though he was later found to have a “good command” of the language.

Crisan was then detained and brought to the Magic Kingdom’s security office, deputies said.

Deputies said the cost of admission for Crisan and his child would have been $210.

Both the Disney security manager and Disney investigator agreed to press charges on behalf of their employer, though neither was injured, deputies said.

Crisan was arrested and faced charges of petit theft and battery.

Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily:

About the Author:

Jacob joined in 2022. He spent 19 years at the Orlando Sentinel, mostly as a photojournalist and video journalist, before joining Spectrum News 13 as a web editor and digital journalist in 2021.