Disney Ride Evacuated After Child Refuses to Remain in Ride Vehicle

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While Disney may be the “most magical place on earth,” things can still go wrong sometimes. With stunning and iconic attractions like Space Mountain, Star Wars: Rise of the ResistanceGuardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Disneyland is truly a fun-filled and magical place, except when your ride gets stuck in a Disney Park.

Disney California Adventure Guardians of the Galaxy Ride
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A ride getting stuck or shutting down shouldn’t surprise seasoned Disney Guests as most passages are very complex, like both attractions at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But one thing that would shock anyone is a Guest hopping out of the ride vehicle, precisely what happened the other day at Disneyland.

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In a TikTok posted by MagicallyTanna (@magicallytanna), Guests can be seen backed up on Disneyland’s Splash Mountain with a kid standing outside the ride. See the full video below:


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The Guest who uploaded the video gave more details in another post. They explained that the ride stopped for around 15 minutes when the kid took their chance, hopping out and standing where Guests are typically not allowed to stand. The child refused to return to the ride vehicle meaning Guests were stuck waiting. After the parents pleaded with the child to come back into the boat, the child eventually returned to the ride vehicle.

Finally, the ride went through a full evacuation, and all Guests exited the ride. Everyone received fast passes for other passages in the Park.

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More on Splash Mountain at Disneyland below:

A Hare-Raising Adventure

Hop inside a hollow log and float through a colorful bayou as you follow happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit to his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare. 

Glide past over 100 talking, singing, storytelling Audio-Animatronics critters who inhabit Splash Mountain and offer up their own slice of down-home culture. Sing along to classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.” 

Then, brace yourself for the big finale—this musical cruise ends in a thrilling 5-story splashdown!

You Will Get Wet!

This attraction includes 950,000 gallons of water, 3 dips and a 5-story drop. Where you’re seated will determine how wet you’ll get. Riders in the back may experience a sudden splash or spray; those who opt for the front can expect to get soaked.

A Splash of History

Many of the critters in the cast originally made their Disneyland park debut at the classic show America Sings, where they performed patriotic melodies in Tomorrowland from 1974 to 1988.

Have you ever seen someone jump out of a Disney ride? What’s your craziest Disney ride story? Let us know in the comments below!

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