Disney Rule-Break Reportedly Leads to Child Being Run Over by Ride Vehicle

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WARNING: The following article mentions and/or discusses topics that may be distressing for certain audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Disney has spoken out regarding a tragic incident that took place earlier this week.

Despite Disney’s efforts to keep every theme park guest safe, some unfortunate accidents do happen from time to time. Earlier this week, on Christmas Eve, one family experienced an absolutely horrifying experience when their child was run over by a ride vehicle. This incident, which occurred in Disney’s new Zootopia-themed land, is a sobering reminder of how important it is to follow Disney’s rules.

Related: Disney Parks Announces the Opening of ‘Zootopia’-Themed Land

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Tragic Incident Occurs at New Disney Area

Zootopia Land at Shanghai Disneyland Resort is a new, immersive, and magical experience that brings the beloved characters and vibrant world of Disney’s hit film, Zootopia (2016), to life. Nestled within the enchanting grounds of Shanghai Disneyland, this new addition offers guests of all ages the chance to step into the bustling metropolis of Zootopia and embark on exciting adventures alongside their favorite characters, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.

As you enter Zootopia land, you are immediately transported into the bustling cityscape that captures the essence of the film. The attention to detail is truly remarkable, from the towering skyscrapers to the intricately designed storefronts that line the streets. Everywhere you look, there are nods to the different districts of Zootopia, each with its own unique charm and atmosphere.

Zootopia Land

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In addition to the immersive experiences and themed dining, Zootopia Land also features thrilling attractions that are sure to delight guests of all ages. One such attraction is the “Hot Pursuit” dark ride, where you’ll join Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde on a high-speed chase through the city streets. Unfortunately, this magical attraction was also the site of a tragic accident.

Child’s Innocent Mistake Resulted in Horrifying Result

One rule that Disney emphasizes on every ride is to keep all limbs inside the vehicle at all times. Unfortunately, it seems that one child broke this role. It has been reported that a child riding the Zootopia: Hot Pursuit ride allegedly reached down onto the ride’s tracks to collect an item that had fallen. This mistake seems to have resulted in the child being run over by a ride vehicle.

This incident is absolutely worrying to hear about. Having your child run over is the worst nightmare of any parent. Today, just one day after the incident took place, Disney has begun running the ride once again.

It is important now more than ever to follow Disney’s safety instructions very closely. If riding with a child, make sure to keep and eye on them to prevent these incidents from happening.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

One comment

  1. NOT Tokyo Disneyland!! It happened in Shanghai…

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