Disney World guest leaves loaded gun on Animal Kingdom ride

Disney's wildest park, Animal Kingdom, turned 15 years old Monday.

Talk about a loaded attraction: a guest at Disney World in Florida found a loaded gun in the seat of a ride at the Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the .380-caliber Cobra semi-automatic pistol had fallen out of the back pocket of 44-year-old Angelo Lista on the bumpy Dinosaur ride. A young boy and his grandmother discovered it and immediately reported the find to a ride attendant.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies safely unloaded and confiscated the weapon. Lista was apparently not aware that guns or weapons of any kind are prohibited inside any Disney park.

Meanwhile, a Disneyland employee has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a destructive device following a small explosion in a trash can at the California theme park on Tuesday that prompted the evacuation of Mickey's Toontown, police said on Wednesday.

Christian Barnes, 22, identified as an outdoor vending cast member at Walt Disney Co's Disneyland, was being held on $1 million bail, Sergeant Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department said in a statement.

"Barnes was cooperating with investigators and has indicated that this is an isolated incident with unanticipated impacts," Dunn said.

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Visitors were later allowed to return to Mickey's Toontown following the small explosion, which occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday. There were no reports of damage or injury.

(With files from Reuters)