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Disney Characters Go Viral After Dangerous Falls, Major Malfunctions

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Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, Disney princesses, and many more Disney characters can be spotted at Disneyland and Disney World.

Disneyland California, located in Anaheim, is a world-renowned theme park and a magical destination that has captivated the hearts of Guests for decades. Disneyland Resort is divided into two main areas: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Both of these Parks offers a unique and unforgettable experience, filled with thrilling rides, immersive attractions, captivating shows, and beloved Disney characters. Disneyland is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

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While Disneyland in California was the first Disney Park, Guests can visit one of the sister Parks now. Disney World in Flordia is a popular tourist location seeing thousands of Guests daily. Disney World is home to four theme parks Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Disney Guests can also visit Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, which has two Parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort. Each Disney Park offers a distinct blend of classic Disney magic and unique cultural influences, creating a captivating experience for Guests from around the world. From iconic attractions to immersive lands and unforgettable character encounters, these Parks continue to bring joy and wonder to Guests of all ages, making Disney a cherished destination for generations.

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In a viral TikTok, Disneyland Guests watched a fan-favorite character fall to the ground. Groot, the lovable and iconic character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Guardians of the Galaxy, can be encountered in several areas of Disneyland California. When Groot fell to the ground Cast Members surrounded him and helped Groot back to his feet. During his fall Guest thought they heard him say the famous words “I am Groot.”

@brenda_dee18 Poor Groot #guardiansofthegalaxyvol3 #groot #iamgroot #disneyland #disneycaliforniaadventure #dineyteamwork #teamwork #wheremagichappens #happiestplaceonearth #foryou #fyp ♬ original sound – brenda_dee18

Also in Disneyland, Maui the Demi God from Moana, dealt with a mishap, making it look like Guests could see his undergarments.

@imthecatalyst Maui out here full cheeks out! 🤣🤣 #maui #moana #disneytok #distok #disneyland #magichappens #parade #magichappenaparade #disneyparks #disneyadult ♬ original sound – Vic ✨ TheCatalyst

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Some other issues Disney Characters have dealt with are being blinded and forced to use the emergency signal to their Cast Members for safety. Goofy once was blinded and could not signal for help at first due to being swarmed by several children. Donald Duck was spotted leaving a Disneyland Parade early due to a wardrobe malfunction. Donald was forced to take his hat off to try and cover up the issue and a Cast Member swiftly took him away.

A beloved Disney Character, Minnie Mouse, has had issues with dealing with Guests. Minnie Mouse went viral after a Guest meet and greet went wrong. A little girl was going in for a hug when Minnie turned the child around just to take a photo. Minnie then kept trying to hold the child still to get the photo. This made for a not-so-magical meet and greet.

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Disney Characters normally are “perfect,” and Guests will not see them make a mistake. However, some of the most common character mishaps involve costume malfunctions, falling down, or not greeting Guests properly, such as being too rough. With the elaborate costumes worn by Disney characters, there is always a chance that something might go awry. From Cinderella’s glass slipper slipping off to Mickey Mouse’s ears falling out of place, these moments often lead to laughter and create memorable interactions between characters and Guests.

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While Character mishaps happen, Guests have also been known to try and cause mishaps, such as Guests trying to remove the heads of characters. Or, in this instance, a Guest made a head to resemble the Queen of Hearts. Another instance is when a Guest tried to undress a Princess, which we covered. Disney princesses do meet and greets and remain in character, and if they experience any issues, they signal to a Cast Member. Princesses are friendly and will greet Guests with hugs but they deal with horror stories explaining experiences they have dealt with.

What is the craziest Disney Character mishap you have seen?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.