Death on big thunder mountain

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  1. spritna

    spritna Mouseketeer

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    anyone confirm this?..florida or California...I read front train came off and first car went under it.
     
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  3. mesaboy2

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    Is there a reputable source?
     
  4. Allison

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    Source?
    This would be all over the Internet if true.
     
  5. Dan Murphy

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    Disneyland, several years back, yes.
     
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    This is very old. It happened in 2003 at Disneyland. Disney took full responsibility as it was discovered management managers and attractions managers were signing off on work as completed with out checking the finished product.

    A piece that ensures the car stays on the track came off during a run of the train. CMs noticed it and reported the train be taken out of rotation. Before it was taken out it was loaded with guests and sent on one more run. During this last run the train slightly detailed but due to other issues the train engine went over the first passenger car. One person died due to the incident. I'm on my phone or I would post links but a quick google search for Disneyland 2003 BIg Thunder accident will bring up several reputable sources.
     
  7. Dan Murphy

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Thunder_Mountain_Railroad
     
  8. mesaboy2

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    Thank you, looks like 2003. I inferred from the OP that it was breaking news.
     
  9. Brian_WDW74

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    As stated above, this sounds like the accident that occurred at Disneyland in 2003, not a current incident. There's nothing on the news feeds or any of the social media about anything happening recently.

    Rather than allow an unconfirmed rumor to go rampant here, I'm going to close this thread until such time as there may be an actual news report.
     
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