Disney Ride Rips Clothing From Guest’s Body

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A Walt Disney World Resort guest’s magical day turned into a nightmare when they got stuck during an ordinary escalator ride this week. The incident occurred in The Land Pavilion at EPCOT, where multiple guests have reported broken down escalators in recent months.

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Located in the newly renamed World Nature neighborhood (formerly Future World West), The Land and Sea Pavilions are home to environmental-themed attractions. The Land hosts the Living With the Land attraction, a boat tour through EPCOT’s innovative greenhouses, and Soarin’ Around the World. Guests can enjoy a Quick Service meal at Sunshine Seasons or Character Dining at Garden Grill Restaurant or cool off while watching an educational film, Awesome Planet.

Guests riding Soarin' Over California at EPCOT in Walt Disney World Resort
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The Land comprises three floors, with EPCOT guests entering on the top floor. A ramp takes guests down to level two, which hosts Garden Grill, and escalators complete the journey to level one attractions like Living With The Land, Soarin’, and Sunshine Seasons. These are two of just a few escalators throughout Walt Disney World Resort, but most frequently entrap rubber shoe-wearing guests!

Just two months after an escalator in The Land shut down because of a rainbow tie-dye Crocs clog, the same upward escalator consumed another shoe. Sean (@adventureland_dad_sean on TikTok) shared this video after witnessing the incident:


The escaltor broke down right before i was about to get on. After i got to the top of the stairs I saw it was someone’s croc that stopped it. 😂 #escaltor #byebyecroc #breakdown #thelandpavilion #disneyworld #disneyparks #magickingdom #wdw #disneytrip #distok #epcot #disneytips #disneyworldflorida #disneyfamily #disneyvacation #disneymerch #disneysprings #disneyfood #disneyfan #disneystyle #disneyresort #disneybound #hollywoodstudios #disneyparks #animalkingdom #waltdisneyworld #disneycommunity #disneylove #travel #tips #hacks

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“The escaltor [sic.] broke down right before I was about to get on,” Sean wrote. “After I got to the top of the stairs I saw it was someone’s croc that stopped it.”

The white Crocs clog was “eaten” by the top of the escalator and stood straight up. Whether the guest was injured after their shoe got trapped during the ride is unknown. The Croc definitely didn’t survive the incident!

Living with the Land in EPCOT
Credit: Brittany DiCologero, Inside the Magic

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Maintenance cast members typically have the escalator up and running within a few hours, but guests must use the stairs or elevators until then. It’s too bad there’s no Lightning Lane for the lift!

Step carefully when wearing Crocs or rubber shoes on escalators anywhere, not just at Walt Disney World Resort. Make sure laced shoes are tied tightly to avoid feeding the machine a string!

What are your family’s favorite shoes to wear at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs? Share your Disney Park go-tos with Inside the Magic in the comments!

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