Have you ever wondered what would happen if a ride breaks down and guests evacuate? Check out details and video of this rather unusual way to evacuate a Disney Parks attraction.
If you’ve seen an emergency or ride break down, it’s very evident that Disney has a plan in place for just about everything. Not only that, but Cast Members move quickly to rectify any given situation. This includes both small and large issues. For example, awhile back, while visiting Epcot, another guest collapsed from the heat.
Then, at least 10 cast members went into action to assist him, while others took over their regular roles. It truly gave me a reassured feeling to know that Disney has a swift plan.
From time to time, Disney schedules refurbishments. Sometimes these refurbishments last longer than expected, as is the case with Kali River Rapids. In these refurbishments, Disney tries to avoid ride malfunctions. However, rides still break down sometimes.
Walking off the Ride
Last summer, I (Susan) was thrilled when Haunted Mansion broke down. (This was on my bucket list – lol.) The cast members graciously allowed me to take pictures. Check out all of my pictures of Haunted Mansion with the lights on HERE. At cast member’s instructions, we walked out of the ride. I got to see most of the ride walking by.
Ride Evacuated for Smoke
Just a few days ago, guests reported that while riding Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a very scary situation occurred. While riding this fan-favorite Roller Coaster, the ride stopped. Guests described hearing the announcement that they should remain seated, because the ride could start up again at any time. Guests saw smoke and possibly fire. Check out all the details on this story HERE.
The Latest Evacuation
Space Mountain is a thrilling ride for guests of all ages. If you’ve ever seen it with the lights on, you’ve noticed that metal seemingly intertwines everywhere. I (Susan) was surprised how close the tracks are to one another.
Disneyland’s Space Mountain experienced a recent evacuation! Not only that, but cast members had to push the ride car back to where guests unloaded.
Disneyland’s Space Mountain experienced an evacuation where cast members had to push cars!
How would you feel if evacuated from a ride? Would you be excited and or a little excited? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below, or tell us on Facebook.
We were on splash mountain at magic kingdom. We were actually on the top of one of the bigger drops. We stopped and an announcement came saying please remain seated as there were technical issues. Where we were sitting the other boats started coming around and crashing into us until s big chain was sitting there. As each car hit we were pushed a little further to the drop.then an announcement said cast members report. I’m was like uh we are really broken down. Then they made an announcement saying sorry due to technical problems the ride could not continue, please wait to be assisted by cast members. I am disabled and was not looking forward to having to evacuate. We were the last car they unloaded I had to climb over some rocks and then my daughter and her friend who were in the very front had to climb over the seats to get to my row and then climb over the rocks. I let everyone else go first because I knew I was going to take forever getting down. We went down a pretty long metal staircase and I was relieved seeing the bottom only to realize nope there are more stairs. 3 staircases actually. I was pretty unsteady once I got to the bottom. We were given a bottle of water and a basically what amounted to a fast pass for another ride. My daughter was excited by the whole experience stating being evacuated from a Disney ride was on her bucket list.