** Amend to add that upon first reading I thought the kid was 15 but now I see he was 5. Still a possibility but maybe he turned around after unloading and tried to get back on and then stepped between the boats when they were moving into the station?
As for the rest of the web, there are many malcontents on every comment board. We luckily seem to not have much on this site. However, you know best on this ride as a former Cast Member. Its pretty much the same as the American Version. I really do not see how this was an issue that Disney could have prevented. There is nothing that can really go wrong mechanically on this attraction. It would appear that the kid did not follow safety procedures.
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btw...not too worried about any lawsuits..this happened in paris not the US....not nearly as litigious as we tend to be here.
It is very sad and I hope he recovers...Disney and theme parks ARE safe and fun, but this family has a lot to get over now.
Now that we have affordable health care, we can be sure that many will get care. (not really).
I think it is human nature not necessarily to bully, but rather to insulate and protect oneself from the bad in the world. Many that read this blog are huge Disney fans. Such fans (me?) do not want to believe that our hero in the form of a mouse can do wrong. Moreover, as frequent visitors to mouseland, said guests do not want to admit that bad things happen to good people at the happiest place on earth in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, both things are false - The mouse can, has, and will again do "wrong" and accidents happen.
Again, I don't excuse trolls. I am just trying to ponder why people act like idiots sometimes.
My husband then jumped forward and up onto the platform along with the man from the row behind us and then into the water. One other man joined them (not six men as previously mentioned) and once the other passengers had quickly climbed off the boat the three of them lifted the heavy boat for the father to sweep his young son out of the water and into a side room. He was limp over his fathers arms, it was dreadful to see.
Our boat was then quickly unloaded but we all had to climb over the seats as our boat was not quite close enough to the full unload area. This is when we saw a First Aider come running through the unload area and thankfully revived the young boy. We were then quickly ushered outside to clear the area.
We went back to the ride (which was closed) the next day to try and find out how the boy was and were thrilled when told he is alive. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and for a full recovery for the young boy.
For those of you making comments on this website and many other websites, please do not judge. This will be a very traumatising time for the family and they will need a lot of support.