Disneyland Icon Ruins the Magic With Bizarre Experience

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A picture of Sleeping Beauty Castle with Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse's Partners statue in the foreground at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort

Credit: Ed Aguila, Inside the Magic

A Disneyland icon recently ruined the magic for dozens of guests who lived a bizarre and eerie experience aboard the attraction.

One of Disneyland’s most distinctive traits, which has extended to Disney Parks worldwide, is the company’s unique storytelling, making every guest’s visit to the parks a magical experience full of memories and immersive activities, including character interactions, rides, parades, and more.

Sadly, this magical storytelling was recently ruined for multiple families who lived an eerie experience aboard a classic Fantasyland ride in Disneyland Park.

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and King Arthur Carousel at Disneyland Park in the Fantasyland Area
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TikTok user @markland.1 recently posted a video aboard Peter Pan’s Flight, one of Disneyland Park’s most popular classic attractions. The Fantasyland icon lets guests soar over London aboard an enchanted pirate ship to Never Land with the boy who wouldn’t grow up, meeting characters from the beloved Disney classic and listening to the movie’s tunes.

Sadly, the user and dozens of families had a bizarre experience aboard the ride after an unexpected breakdown. In the video, we can see the ride with the lights on, the music muted, and many of the effects turned off while cast members monitored each room of the popular attraction from the ground.

The guest did not share the reason for this breakdown but deemed the experience a “major fail.” You can see the video below or click here to watch it.

Disneyland’s Peter Pan ride breaks down #fail #brokenride #bill #disneyland #peterpanride #disney #lightson #stuck #ruined #rides #amusmentparkrides #peterpan #anaheim #california #viral #magic #majorfail

@markland.1

Disneyland’s Peter Pan ride breaks down #fail #brokenride #bill #disneyland #peterpanride #disney #lightson #stuck #ruined #rides #amusmentparkrides peterpan #anaheim #california #viral #magic majorfail

♬ original sound – Markland – Markland

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When Walt Disney’s original theme park opened its gates in 1955, Peter Pan’s Flight was on the opening day roster. The iconic attraction has been replicated at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland — with the attraction undergoing a “woke” change at this last location.

Peter, John, and Wendy animatronics on Peter Pan's Flight at Disneyland
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Unfortunately, this incident hasn’t been the only magic-ruining moment reported at Fantasyland recently. Inside the Magic reported on the unexpected disappearance of an essential animatronic in Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, affecting a key scene in the Disneyland dark ride.

Have you ever experienced a breakdown or evacuation at Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure? Tell Inside the Magic about it in the comments below!

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks guest experience. No two guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

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