Fans Horrified by DECAPITATED Hand Seen on Disney Ride

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This is nothing short of a Disney Park nightmare!

Every year, millions of fans travel to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, looking for a fun, wholesome Disney vacation. There is no place as magical as Disney, and fans feel that they can genuinely be carefree inside the gates of the parks and resorts. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, as demonstrated today.

Guests riding Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress were met with an unsettling surprise when they noticed a decapitated hand on the attraction!

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

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Things Get out of Hand at Magic Kingdom!

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a beloved attraction at the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort. This classic and nostalgic experience takes guests on a journey through time, showcasing the progress of technology and innovation in American society.

The Carousel of Progress was initially created for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair and was a collaboration between Walt Disney and the General Electric Company. It later found its permanent home in the Magic Kingdom park.

Inside the Carousel of Progress, guests are seated in a circular theater that rotates around a central stage. The theater is divided into six scenes, each representing a different time period, starting from the turn of the 20th century and progressing to the near future.

Related: Trespassing Guest Crashes Carousel of Progress Attraction at Magic Kingdom

disney's carousel of progress attraction at the new york world's fair with crowds

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The show begins with the theme song “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” written by the Sherman Brothers. The catchy tune sets the tone for the optimistic and forward-thinking message of the attraction. As the scenes change, guests witness the evolution of technology and its impact on everyday life, from the introduction of electricity to the invention of household appliances and the rise of virtual reality.

One of the highlights of the Carousel of Progress is the audio-animatronic characters that bring the scenes to life. These family members guide the story in a way that is captivating and incredibly charming to witness.

However, in recent days, fans were shocked and horrified when a video circulated on social media showing what appeared to be a decapitated hand on the ride. This unexpected and gruesome image sent shockwaves throughout the Disney community.

Video Shows Confusing Disturbance

Unfortunately, it looks like there was an issue with a recent showing at the Carousel of Progress. A TikTok was posted showing the Christmas scene of the ride, where two of the characters sit and play with their new presents. Unfortunately, it looks like the Grandpa in the scene lost an essential part of himself that day: his hand!

The video, which is captioned “Grandpa really wanted to lend a hand at Christmas,” shows the character’s gaping hole where his hand once was. According to the post, the ride was allegedly evacuated due to the incident.


carousel of progress grandpa’s hand fell off whoopsies. we were evacuated because of it. #disneyworld #wdw #distok #disney #waltdosneyworld #carouselofprogress

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Hopefully, everything with this character was able to be repaired right away. I can imagine this being traumatizing for children!

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.


  1. You mean that you didn’t know that Grandpa’s been wearing a prosthetic for ages?

    Anyhow, ‘decapitated’ means that one’s head has been removed. Removing an arm or leg is ‘dismembering’.

  2. Please make sure you use the correct terminology for losing a hand. As a published media individual, you should respect yourself and work more than to use “decapitated” when a hand has been removed. The guy still had his head, right?

  3. I don’t understand why this was made out to be a tragic thing. I don’t think this should cause trauma to a child. It’s not a real person. I agree with the above comments he wasn’t decapitated.