ANAHEIM, CA. (THECOUNT) — Former President Obama spoke at a rally in Anaheim, CA on Saturday and in the process told a story about the time he was escorted out of Disneyland by police after being caught smoking while riding the gondolas.

”I went and did all the ‘Bare Necessity’ things and, you know, Small World, the Matterhorn, I mean, it was the bomb,” said Obama.


But the second time Obama went to Disneyland it was anything but the bomb. As he tells it:

“After the concert, because we were teenagers––you could still kind of hang out in the park, so we went into the gondolas. And I’m ashamed to say this, so close your ears, young people, but a few of us were smoking on the gondolas. No, no, these were cigarettes, people. Terrible thing. At the time, I’m a teenager, I’m rebellious. As we’re coming in, there are two very large Disneyland police officers. And they say, ‘SIr, can you come with us?’ And they escorted us out of Disneyland. This is a true story, everybody. I was booted from the Magic Kingdom. But what I remember about it was at the end, they said, ‘You’re going to have to leave, sir, for breaking the rules of the Magic Kingdom, but you are welcome to come back anytime.’ Which I thought, well, that was nice of them,” Obama said. source