Incidents at Disneyland Paris

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This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at Disneyland Paris. The term incidents refers to major accidents, injuries, deaths and significant crimes.

Disneyland Park[edit]

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad[edit]

  • On April 25, 2011, five riders were injured when a piece of the attraction's scenery fell onto a passing train. One rider, a 38-year-old man, was seriously injured and transported to a Paris hospital, while the other four were treated at the scene.[1]
  • On October 27, 2011, two cars derailed as one of the ride's trains passed slowly over a flat section of track. Two riders were slightly injured, and the ride was subsequently closed for inspections.[2]

It's a Small World[edit]

  • On October 6, 2010, a 53-year-old cleaner, subcontracted to Disney, became trapped underneath a boat on It's a Small World when the ride was inadvertently switched on while it was being cleaned. The man was taken to a hospital where he later died.[3][4]

Pirates Of The Caribbean[edit]

  • On October 30, 2013, a 5-year-old boy fell out of a boat at the end of the ride after losing his balance. He became trapped between a platform and a boat. He was taken to hospital, where he was in critical condition, however he survived.[5]

Walt Disney Studios Park[edit]

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster[edit]

  • On June 26, 2007, a 14-year-old girl lost consciousness on Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. Though paramedics attempted to revive her, she died before the ambulance arrived. A ride inspection showed no mechanical problems.[6]

Resort Hotels[edit]

Disney's Sequoia Lodge[edit]

  • On January 10, 2015, a woman allegedly opened a window and shouted that she was Hayat Boumeddiene, who is wanted in connection with the Charlie Hebdo shooting that took place just three days earlier.[7] The hotel guests were told to stay in their rooms, while other parts of the resort were evacuated and armed police called in. The woman issued a threat, however it turned out to be a false alarm. She was taken into custody, and the resort resumed normal operations.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five injured on Disneyland Paris ride". MyFoxOrlando.com. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Second accident at Disney train ride". The Connexion. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Disneyland cleaner dies in It’s A Small World accident". Metro UK. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  4. ^ Niles, Robert (2010-10-06). "What happened on It's a Small World at Disneyland Paris?". Theme Park Insider. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  5. ^ Samuel, Henry. "Boy 'fighting for life' after accident at Disneyland Paris". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Teenager dies at Disneyland Paris". BBC. 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  7. ^ Duffin, Claire; Akbar, Jay. "A city on edge: Euro Disney hotel evacuated and armed police sent to synagogue and pharmacy to false reports of shootings as fear of fresh terror attacks grips Paris". Dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail. Retrieved 18 January 2015.