Debbie Stone, a relatively new hire into the park in June 1974, was killed as a cast member working the then-new America Sings attraction. She and I were part of the same oriention (now Traditions) group, and I spoke with her a couple of other times on lunch breaks and such.
As I recall, she was electrocuted when she got stuck between the moving stages on the attraction - in full view of a family in the front row.
I believe she was from the Santa Ana area.
I recall that she was very popular.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Oh yeah, this doesn't count as a death, but supposedly a young boy has removed his restraints on California Screamin' before, and jumped out of the car, and landed into the grass (what grass? lol). Nobody knows if he was injured or not. I think I read this on wikipedia?? I know that the site isn't 100% true, but it was very weird.
No one's done that. It's impossible to lift up the restraints unless you have superhuman strength.
And 3rdshiftcm is right, a man filming the ride showed a video in court of the man fiddling on the lock to try and open the door.
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- Big Thunder Mountain
- Monorail track
- Rivers of America
- S.S Columbia
And some others I'm not sure about, like somebody told me someone died on Space Mountain, but I've never heard that before.
Actually, of course, the deceased person wasn't on the Columbia, they were on the dock and the tethering cleat was pulled loose by the Columbia and struck him and his wife. (also a CM was hurt in the foot).
guy that robs a store then trys to sneak in Dl via the monorail track . . .
Oh yeah... didn't that guy die on grad nite? Or am I confusing him for a different person who died on the monorail tracks?
I am a rabid Disney fan. Possible future Imagineer (already designing rides for it)... I've only been to Disneyland. I'm hoping to go to Disney World this summer for the first time, and TDR might be possible in 3 years.
First DL trip - 1997
First WDW trip - N/A
# of Times I've Been on Tower of Terror (DCA): 68
# of Times I've Been on Finding Nemo Subs: Argonaut - 1 Sea Farer - 1
Ive Heard Many Storries Like The Dude On Thunder Mountain...but I Heard Theyu Took Of The Ride That Went From Matternhron To Fantasy Land( The Lil Things Hangin On A Strin) Cuz A Kid Committed Suicide..plus I Herd Some Kid Died Try To Swim From Tomsawyers Island Back To The Harbor After He Stayed Hidden All Night...any True...any One Got Some To Share???