Worst Disney World Incidents
The Top Ten Worst Disney World Incidents
The most overrated Princess Diana Incident (my trope for death that is talked about a lot) of Disney's history books. Not in the way the boy died, but by HOW MANY OF THE GRAND FLORIDIAN PEOPLE TALK ABOOT IT! - Maddox121
On June 14, 2016, a 2 year old boy was having fun at the 7 Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort until a storm came, and then an alligator showed up and took him alive.
The dad was trying to save him, but it was too late.
He was defeating the alligator, but the alligator got him back, but realizing that he did it for his son.
The boy’s name was revealed to be Lane Graves.
What was so shocking about this was that it happened at Disney, a.k.a. the (not so) Happiest Place on Earth and how this was the 1st alligator attack on Disney in almost half a century.
In 2017, Disney built a lighthouse in the spot in honor of Lane Graves.
It was a tragic incident and one we’ll never forget. - Gregory
That was at Disneyland, so get this off the list. - Gregory
On May 15, 2017 a father from Ohio went on a drunken tirade at Disney World and left his child outside alone in his stroller for hours, where he was subject to severe sunburn.
The burn appeared purple, which indicated a 2nd degree sunburn.
The boy is at serious risk of skin cancer.
Thankfully, the father was arrested and charged with child neglect. - Gregory
When it opened, there were long lines forming, with one just to get to the land, that took 4 hours.
And then the other line, the one just to get to it’s top attraction, Slinky Dog Dash, and the wait time was 7 HOURS!
Yet since it was all outside with no shade, it deserves to be on here, as everyone was burning in the sun and getting dehydrated near the point of heatstroke and death.
Plus everyone’s feet and shoes burning in the hot concrete and a storm in the middle of the day made way for a miserable and excruciating experience for everyone.
Yet knowing all the huge crowds getting burned in the long shadeless lines at Toy Story Land and it’s poor setup meant it was a safety hazard, which is a violation in property.
Disney failed to make the land fun and instead made it miserable and painful.
They really could’ve made it better, but the budget cut to make way for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge made this opening day a terrible fiasco.
Just wait ...more - Gregory
When Disney opened Pandora at Animal Kingdom, there was a long line that stretched all the way to the entrance and it was half a mile long, and it was all out in the blistering sunny 88° heat, and the people waited more than 6 hours, 6 Hours! just to get into the land.
All in direct sunlight.
So everyone got hot, sweaty, dehydrated and even sunburnt.
Later, at noon, the wait to enter settled down to 2 hours, but that’ll still do a number on you.
Once they got into the land, they still had to wait another 7 hours for Flight of Passage and 4 for Na’vi River Journey.
We’ll never forget the danger that happened on opening day. - Gregory
At Epcot, Disney rethemed Maelstrom into Frozen Ever After.
Knowing that this was the 1st Frozen ride, it would be hyped with Frozen fans.
When it opened on June 21, 2016, there was a huge line that wrapped around the World Showcase building several times, and the wait time was 5 hours.
And it’s on here knowing that much of the long line to get to the ride was outside in 90° sunny weather, which meant everyone who tried preparing was ending up getting burned as well as overly sweaty, and this would lead to dehydration and heat exhaustion, which prompted Disney cast members to set up water stations and hand out cold foods to keep them chill and safe.
It was madness, and all of that was for a 5 minute ride about Frozen.
So obvious. - Gregory
The victim was actually from my hometown.