Six hurt at Disney World's Animal Kingdom
A reader reports, and now the Orlando Sentinel confirms
, that six people were injured on the Kali River Rapids
at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World today.
An escape platform collapsed during an evacuation, breaking the leg of a Disney cast member and injuring five guests. Injuries include bruises, back and neck pain.
The ride is closed pending an investigation.
OMG...thats the last place I'd expect for anyone to get hurt on (unless they slipped on the wet floor). I'm glad no one was seriously injured and hope that the ride will be up and running as soon as safely possible.
ha yea that really is the last place I would expect someone to get injured.
Whoa! I hope those people are okay! It's good that no one was hurt that bad, otherwise Disney would be in a lot of trouble, and it would just be unfortunate for the people involved.
Wow...really hope everyone is ok. Man, first that craziness at MK and now this--the summer vacation season has officially started!
Huh? what craziness in MK? did i miss something?
The craziness at MK with the teens who were fighting security guards at disney.
But the Question is, Why now?
I am sorry anyone was hurt and do wish everyone a speedy recovery. Regardless of the recent history at any of the Disney parks, they are still the safest ones out there in my opinion.
CRAZY!!!!!! I would never expect anything to happen on that ride
"But the Question is, Why now?
This is interesting. The story yesterday was that something fell from a bridge striking a raft and injuring guests that way. And that several were severely injured. Damn, I wish I had copied that report! But i truly hope this was the real situation as it sounds much less serious.
You know what Marc, you are probably right!
I'm back. Funny , I was at Disney again last weekend (Gotta love Cast Member friends)
I thought the raft incident was at that park in Texas? I didn't hear much about the Kali incident, but I really hope a lawsuit does not follow.
The Tigger Incident was just a family trying to make a buck. A kid grabbed tiggers mask and pulled him back, tigger hit the kid on the top of the head because he was being choked, and the family came back and said that the kid was battered. Stupidness.
I started Accident Watch on this site (click "Safety Data" on the nav bar above) in part due to my experience as a WDW cast member when a guest was seriously injured on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride (due to a CM screw-up by an employee I had been assigned to train but refused to check out 'cause I felt he wasn't safe). The incident happened the night of the "Dick Tracy" movie premiere at Pleasure Island (wow, I'm dating myself there), but, in spite of the presence of dozens of journalists on property that night, not one report of the incident was ever published.
I was there the day of the accident, and the day after. The day After the ride was running, and all seemed well. The day of, I never heard anything other than the ride was being repaired and they hope to re-open that afternoon...not sure if they did that day or not. But we did see the helicopters flying over taking photos, so we prety much knew something mor was up than a broken ride...oh and the 3 EMT's and 4 policemen going into the ride.
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