6 Suffer Minor Injuries On Animal Kingdom Ride

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  1. bootc3

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  3. Kitty-chan

    Kitty-chan Cheese is always the answer

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    Wow, that's quite a different picture than what's currently on DIS News:

    According to unconfirmed reports, a piece of equipment being used by workers on a bridge over the ride collapsed, and struck a raft full of guests. According to one eyewitness, the water at Kali River Rapids was "red with blood". Several ambulances and emergency personnel were on the scene. There are no reports of fatalities, but some on the ride were severely injured.​
     
  4. doconeill

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    It doesn't say that any more...and such a quote smacks of sensationalism, which is probably why it was removed.
     
  5. a1tinkfans

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    :sad2:

    Hope they're all well!
    No one should get hurt at one of the

    "Magical Places on Earth"
     
  6. Kitty-chan

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    I'm glad to see they removed the quote. It definitely smacks of sensationalism, especially given that it was only one eyewitness report.
     
  7. WebmasterCricket

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    So were they hurt from the ride itself or from the evacuation of the ride after it stopped?
     
  8. YoHo

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    I tell you right now that while I sypathize with all injured, the idea of Animal Kingdom running red with blood excites the imagination. Walt's curse upon all ye!
     
  9. crazy4wdw

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    6 Hurt On Walt Disney World Kali River Rapids Ride

     
  10. thefirebuilds

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    Do construction workers who cause accidents at disney have to serve 100 years under Davey Jones...or do they just simply *ahem* "disapear?"
     
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    Would you like some fava beans and a nice chianti with your "Turkey Leg" ?
     
  12. crazy4wdw

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    6 injured on Animal Kingdom ride at Disney released from hospitals

     
  13. thefirebuilds

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    Thats weird. I remember on that ride what a big deal it was on how we got on and off, and that they waited for the tubes to engage the platform before we could stand.
     
  14. doconeill

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    Piecing together the various reports, I don't think this happened on the exit platform (the big rotating disc), but rather on an "evacuation platform" designed to get guests off the ride (which had shut down) at another point and to the exit. That platform "disengaged", and it appears that the people including the CM helping them fell.
     
  15. thefirebuilds

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    I think you may be right and I muisunderstood:

    embarassing for all.
     
  16. crazy4wdw

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    6 injured evacuating Disney ride

     
  17. annie1995

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    Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt.
     
  18. mitros

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    Apparently the "escape" platform was not able to support the weight of the amount of bodies {no pun intended} that were on it. Wonder if it was ever tested for the amount of weight it might be subject to. I really don't want to think this was due to the supposed cutbacks that were in place during a certain "Michaels" turn at the helm.........just wondering:confused3
     
  19. Maistre Gracey

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    I thought I heard a blurb about people getting hurt while exiting the raft??

    Did I just dream it?

    MG

    EDIT: Never mind. I just found the thread.
     
  20. crazy4wdw

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    Since you found the thread that discusses this issue, I'm moving your comment over there.
     
  21. thefirebuilds

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    maybe its that American's eat too many mickey ice creams and $6 churros.

    <- american and overweight.
     

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