Worst Disney World Incidents

The Top Ten

Alligator Kills A 2 Year Old - June 2016

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

Big Thunder Mountain Derails - September 2003

That was at Disneyland, so get this off the list. - Gregory

51 Year Old Man Touches Himself in Front of a Teenage Girl - July 2009
Boy Ignores Warnings and Loses the Tips of His Right Middle and Ring Fingers On The Pirates of the Caribbean Ride - July 2014
Measles Outbreak - 2014
Employee Gets Run Over And Killed By A Beauty And The Beast Float - February 2004
Al Ferris Commits Suicide - September 1992
Mission: SPACE - June 2005 - June 2006
Woman Finds A Loaded Pistol On The Dinosaur Ride
Animal Kingdom Snake Attack - October 2014

The Contenders

Monorail Crash - July 2009
Disney Worker Leaves Toddler in Hot Car - September 2017
Alex Morgan Lashes Out at Guests and Staff at Epcot - October 3, 2017
58 Year Old Woman Falls While Boarding a Raft at Teamboat Springs at Blizzard Beach - September 2017
45 Year Old Woman Fractures Arm on Downhill Double Dipper at Blizzard Beach - July 2017
48 Year Old Falls and Loses Consciousness and Breaks her Leg on Space Mountain - September 2017
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Caught Fire by Fireworks - November 2014
2 Women Pass Out on Avatar Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom - June 2017
54 Year Old Man Dies on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - February 2017
Maleficent Float Catches Fire During Festival of Fantasy Parade - May 2018
Girl Accidentally Knocked Out by Disney Cast Member While Dancing During Festival of Fantasy Parade - May 17, 2018
Worker Dies After Falling into Vat of Oil - August 15, 2018
Ohio Father Went on Drunken Tirade and Left His Child Outside In His Stroller - May 15, 2017

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

Toy Story Land Opening Day - June 30, 2018

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

Pandora: The World of Avatar Opening Day - May 27, 2017

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

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