Disney Guest Gets Stuck on Escalator, Loses Both Shoes to Break Free

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minnie donald goofy and mickey mouse at spaceship earth epcot

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Walt Disney World Resort is known as the “most magical place on earth.”

Whether you’re visiting Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’re sure to have a great time and make memories that last a lifetime.

EPCOT cosmic rewind with spaceship earth
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However, one Disney Park Guest recently shared a memory that was probably a little frightening in the moment.

A young Disney Guest visiting EPCOT found themselves stuck on the escalator and had to break free of their shoes to get free.

User @helinawuest shared the video on TikTok.

All I know is he was next to me and lost balance almost at the end of the escelstor then he yelled how shoe was stuck. Then his other got stuck. We were able to slide his feet out fast. The escelstor got stuck and stopped moving. He’s ok and has all toes but ya fun day at Epcot #escalators #epcot #disneyworld #wdw #cosmicrewind #summervacation #firstdayofsummer #fyp #ripcrocs #favoriteshoes

@helinawuest

All I know is he was next to me and lost balance almost at the end of the escelstor then he yelled how shoe was stuck. Then his other got stuck. We were able to slide his feet out fast. The escelstor got stuck and stopped moving. He’s ok and has all toes but ya fun day at Epcot #escalators #epcot #disneyworld #wdw #cosmicrewind #summervacation #firstdayofsummer #fyp #ripcrocs #favoriteshoes

♬ original sound – Helina Wuestewald

As the user explains, the son lost his balance at the end of the escalator and found his shoe stuck. The other was stuck, as well, and the escalator shut down. The family was able to slip his feet out, but the shoes were completely stuck. Disney gave the family a free voucher for shoes, but as you can see in the video, the young Guest did have to walk across EPCOT to get to the gift shop without any shoes.

That’s certainly a wild experience the family won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

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EPCOT is the epicenter of Walt Disney’s vision for tomorrow. Check out Spaceship Earth and then head over for some thrills on Mission: SPACE and Test Track. Enjoy the World Showcase and enjoy some incredible rides on Frozen Ever After, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, and Remy’Ratatouille Adventure. Stop into the Imagination Institute to catch up with Figment in Journey Into Imagination and then hit both Soarin’ Over The World and Living with the Land inside The Land Pavillion. Stop in to see Nemo & friends and then relax and enjoy the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival. Also, don’t forget to check out the all-new nighttime spectacular, Harmonious, which is playing every night at EPCOT.

Disney just opened its newest attraction at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, which takes Disney Park Guests on an insane ride unlike anything ever experienced at Disney World before. The storycoaster is only available by virtual queue currently.

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