Former President Obama told a crowd in Anaheim about a time when he and several friends — who were in California for a Kool & The Gang concert — were booted out of Disneyland after they were caught smoking on a ride.
“So we came down, me and a bunch of friends. After the concert, because we were teenagers you could still sort of hang out in the park, and we got in the gondolas,” Obama told the crowd.
“And I’m ashamed to say this, so close your ears, young people. A few of us were… smoking,” Obama said, while miming the act. After the crowd began cheering, he clarified: “No, no, these were cigarettes, people.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger responded to Obama in a tweet, joking that the former president was welcome back at the park anytime, provided he didn’t light up a cigarette, which park rules state are only allowed in designated areas.