French newspapers are reporting that a park guest was arrested Wednesday evening after they were allegedly caught flying a drone inside Disneyland Park. The suspect, a 35 year old German tourist, was apprehended by security during park hours at approximately 9:45 PM near City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. and placed into custody at the Chessy police station.
There, he explained to the authorities that he had spent the day at the park and that he was trying to take souvenir photos and videos before returning to Germany on Thursday. The police erased his images and returned the camera. He was given a simple warning and released without charges on Thursday morning.
The sky above Disneyland Paris is restricted airspace. A 53 year old photographer in 2014 was prosecuted for flying a drone over the parks and backstage areas, facing a possible six month imprisonment before the case was finally thrown out in court.