Decor rock falls on Disneyland Paris' Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster; five hurt
Written by Robert Niles
A report from France says that five riders were hurt today on Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris. A decorative rock fell from the mountain onto a train, hurting one guest seriously. That individual was taken to a local hospital with a head injury.Tweet
Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris occupies the place in the middle of the Rivers of America given to Tom Sawyer Island at the U.S. Magic Kingdom theme parks.
If you've not been on one of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coasters before (there are ones at Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, as well as at Tokyo Disneyland.), there is an effect on the final lift where the rocks from the mountain appear to be about to cave in on the train. I haven't been on the Paris version so I don't know it well enough to speculate where on the ride this incident could have happened.
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