Published: August 10, 2009 at 10:23 PM

HIs neck was not broken, he did have an injured vertibrae and 53 stitches in his head, and a hurt wrist which has been operated on. He had a blood clot which got in to his heart today and he died. it is VERY sad.
Anthony Murphy

Published: August 11, 2009 at 6:40 AM

I find it very strange and a bit of a freak accident. If I am thinking correctly (which I might not), he could not have fallen from very high with at most being four feet. Then again, at the right angle, anything bad can happen.

I wonder if that will change a few shows there such as the Pirates and the World Showcase Players

Gareth H

Published: August 11, 2009 at 6:57 AM

Not worthy of a seperate thread, so I'm sticking this on to the end of this one

A woman who played Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World says she was groped by a man while on the job. Eyewitness News learned that the man on trial accused of battering her is a 59-year-old grandfather.

The young woman says she was greeting children in "Toon Town" at the Magic Kingdom when the man groped her.

"Well, he just came at me. He came at me and grabbed my breasts," she stated in court."

-------So, I thought those types of costume were heavily shaped and padded, and therefore you wouldn't actually "Feel" anything.
Who's to say that the guy wasn't fooling around and pretending to grab them for pictures.
Does seem a bit severe to be taking this to court. Note that it say "A woman WHO played", not Who plays.
Wondering if this is another $$$ making lawsuit.

Anthony Murphy

Published: August 11, 2009 at 8:07 AM

Why would a 59 year old take a picture trying to grab Minnie's breasts? Get TH on the report. He personally knows Minnie and can ask the mouse herself :)

I just reported the story to the Blog Flume because I thought it was bizare that a fall from such a low height can cause so much damage to a person. Makes you think twice about being King Arthur in the World Showcase Players performance!


Published: August 15, 2009 at 9:51 AM

This IS a big deal. She was groped and most likely in front of a bunch of children. I am sure it was a humiliating and degrading experience. No amount of money is going to make up for what she went through.