One of Walt Disney World’s performers took a frightening fall during last night’s 9pm performance of Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The dancer, costumed as Dopey the dwarf from Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” was performing on the second level of the boat… Read More »Dopey performer falls off top of boat in Fantasmic!
Update 11/19: the Walt Disney World Monorail system is back to normal operations today. Monorail Coral has been involved in a monorail accident at Walt Disney World. The accident happened on the express loop between the TTC and the Contemporary Resort. No guests were on… Read More »Monorail Coral suffers damage in accident at Walt Disney World
It was a tragic death that should never have happened. Petty Holdings employee Gary Terry was a passenger in an Italian sports car on the exotic driving course at the Walt Disney World Speedway, traveling at high speed in the opposite direction the track’s safety… Read More »Death at Walt Disney World Speedway results in small fine from OSHA
Update: Official word from Drive Petty representative is that the Exotic Driving Experience plans to reopen on May 1. They gave us this statement: “As of today, the plan is to resume EDE operations in Orlando. However, we are evaluating the situation during the ongoing… Read More »Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney Speedway could close permanently
FHP and OSHA investigators have additional insights based off the in-car camera that filmed the crash. While the video hasn’t been released to the public, it shows both a view of the driver and passenger inside the car, and a forward facing view looking out… Read More »FHP reveals more details of fatal Walt Disney World Speedway crash.
Major elements updated at 7pm ET: Driver’s age, vehicle, and which experience. Local news is reporting that the Florida Highway Patrol has been called to the Walt Disney World Speedway for a fatality. The speedway is home to the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the… Read More »Fatality reported at Walt Disney World Speedway
Update: Video of the accident has now been uploaded to YouTube.
Also another angle on Instagram:
Notice how the red light is blinking on the two black cars, that’s an indicator they are in emergency stop mode.
Original post below:
The Lights Motors Action stunt car show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been known to have an accident every now and then. It’s a stunt show, things are going to happen. The good news is that Disney and the professional team of stunt people involved in the show work hard to ensure everyone’s safety.
But some times things go wrong like today. Disney fan Tony Caggiano was in the audience at Light’s Motors Action today and just happened to be running a roll of 30 quick frames off on his camera during the big finale when the red hero car jumps out of the building on the back of the set, down a ramp, and then jumps across the water moat at the front.
Not everything went as planned
Good news from Disneyland Paris, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in which a 5-year old child was injured on Wednesday reopened for normal operations on Saturday. Authorities gave permission for the ride to reopen after it was found to be free of defects or… Read More »Disneyland Paris Reopens Pirates Attraction, Boy Released From Hospital