Man dies at PH in DTD, drowns in surrounding moat??

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  1. lucky_bunni

    lucky_bunni Live via Google's Nexus 7

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    I think it may have been around 1994-1995, when Planet Hollywood was pretty new at DTD, but I recall hearing about a man falling off the side deck of the structure and drowning. He may have been drunk?? I also think he was some sort of exec for Disney or PH, but unsure. I'm just asking because I've been trying to find information, or an old article on the incident on the internet. If anyone can confirm that I'm not crazy, this did happen, and provide and details or an article... that would be awesome.
     
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  3. mitros

    mitros <font color=red>I'm not nuts, I just appear to be<

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    Yow! Sorry, haven't heard about that one
     
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    Abstract from Orlando Sentinal 11/12/95.

    You have to pay if you want the full article.
     
  5. lucky_bunni

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    have to pay you or the newspaper? j/k :)
     
  6. Lewisc

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    If you're curious enough to buy the whole article (I cut and pasted the entire free abstract) I'd appreciate it if you'd forward me a copy. Sorry, it's not worth $2.95 to me to get the article.

    You got a good memory.
     
  7. TiNkErBeLl51

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    wow i never even heard of that happening..funny how every time a prson in injured or killed at Disney, people feel the need to bring up every single time a person was hurt or killed? Its like they have to add fuell to an already growing fire by reinflaming peoples thoughts about the past. Leave it where it belongs, dead...it has already been discussed and debated focus on the future please. Lets not stay stuck in the past. Although i must admit this one was pretty dang interesting. :p
     
  8. alvernon90

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    Sshh! Nobody tell the fine folks at Lexis-Nexis what I've done!

    From the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, 11/11/95:

    From the Orlando Sentinel 11/12/95:

     
  9. Mr D

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    Last year (maybe it was 2 years ago) there was two deaths in two days at WDW, one was a cast member suicide from atop a balcony at the Contemporary Resort, another was a drowning at a nearby resort, in the lagoon no less.
     
  10. PamOKW

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    I see you've gotten confirmation. I definetly remember this happening. I think the articles mention the circumstances, but as I recall it was a group down for a convention. The group lost track of this one inebriated fellow and he ended up drowning. Very sad but kind of a cautionary tale as well.
     
  11. donald@home

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    How about the couple (mother and son?) that drove their car into a flooded ditch by the side of the road near EPCOT back in the late 80's/early 90's and no one noticed until their bodies floated to the surface. Very sad.
     
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    This seems a bit morbid... Lucky_Bunni, do you have a reason for wanting to know about all this old history?

    Sarangel
     
  13. Barb

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    I was wondering the same thing. :(
     
  14. lucky_bunni

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    I don't understand... morbid?? I was about 13 at the time this happened (in 1995). We visited WDW in August and I think this either happened slightly before or after our visit. PH had just opened, and was very popular at this time. I brought it up because I was unsure if this was something that had really happened, or just a rumor back then. I don't actually have any articles on the incident, so I thought after almost 10 years, am I crazy?? I wondered if anyone else remembered this, or had articles, which someone has kindly enough provided. Thank you all for your help.
     
  15. Tye

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    Wow.. I was sure that this story had plenty of interest but I guess through all of these years, the true story would have been made public by now. There is plenty to tell but honestly nothing conclusive because there is way too much money and power involved. But there are mind blowing facts in regards to $$ being paid, people being relocated.... true crime cover up!!!
     
  16. Laketravis

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    Zombie thread......
     
  17. Tye

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    Yeah that was my dad!
     
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    I'm sorry about your loss! That's tragic. Well more then a decade after asking the question the person has the answer for sure.
     
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    I was the one who saw Mr. Turner swimming in the moat and called it in. I am sorry for your loss.
     
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    I am impressed. In only 18 replys, this thread has been snatched from the annals of obscurity three times!

    Zombie thread indeed.

    j
     
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