The six-story Disneyland parking structure “Mickey and Friends” promises a taste of the Anaheim theme park’s family fun to come, but it’s being recognized Sunday as a tragic suicide center after a third man jumped to his death.
Authorities have yet to disclose what led 40-year old Brandon Quigley of Anaheim to leap to his doom from the structure in the early morning hours after most people had finished their family’s Thanksgiving dinner this holiday weekend.
According to a number of media reports, Quigley was the third man to commit suicide from the parking structure in the past six years.
In April, 2012 police probed the falling death of a 23-year-old man as a suicide.
And in October, 2010 a 61-year-old man jemped from the top floor of the “Mickey and Friends” parking structure.
There was no expert in suicide immediately available to speculate about why these three chose this parking structure for the darkest of self-destructive actions.
For millions of people, Disneyland has lived up to its promise of being the “Happiest Place on Earth” since Walt opened his iconic Anaheim park in 1955.
But for these three men, that promise wasn’t enough.
Details were still sketchy, but the Orange County Coroner’s Office identified Quigley and said paramedics rushed the man to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The parking structure is at 1313 S. Disneyland Drive between Magic Way and West Ball Road.
This latest parking structure suicide took place shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
— Staff and Wire Reports