A 22-year-old Disneyland employee accused of triggering two explosions and forcing a partial evacuation of the Anaheim amusement park pleaded not guilty Thursday.
Christian Barnes, who is accused of being responsible for two dry-ice bomb blasts, entered his plea via a videotape arraignment from his cell at Orange County Jail.
Several family members were on hand for the video court appearance, but only his grandmother would talk with reporters.
"He's the nicest person I know," said Flora Barnes.
"He's a wonderful kid," she said. "He's a kid who wouldn't hurt anyone.
Barnes appeared briefly during the arraignment, his hands stuffed in the pockets of his orange jail-issue jumpsuit.
He was ordered held on $500,000, half of his original bail.
The Orange County district attorney's office says the first dry-ice explosion took place about 4 p.m. Tuesday outside Toontown shortly after Barnes was ending his shift and a colleague was taking over the vending cart with drinks.