Two Separate Injuries on Pirates at the MK. Keep your hands in the boats!


When a Disney Cast Member tells you to keep your arms, hand, legs etc… inside a Disney attraction, it’s really best to listen! A couple of weeks ago, there was an incident on Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, where a tourist lost two finger tips. The ride closed for the afternoon, matters were taken care of, and the ride was reopened that evening. But, that accident wasn’t the only one.

According to reports, a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident.

The report made public Monday by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shows the boy lacerated his fingers in mid-April. No other details were released.

Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler says, as a precaution, guests at this time aren’t being loaded in the back row where the two people were when they were injured. She says the ride has been inspected and is deemed safe.

So please, for the safety of yourself and your family, be sure to follow the instructions that the Cast Members tell you. Accidents can be avoided!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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2 thoughts on “Two Separate Injuries on Pirates at the MK. Keep your hands in the boats!

  • July 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I really hope they don’t have to dumb down the rides for those who refuse to listen, force their kids to listen, to safety instructions. They really are there for your protection. I hate governing by the lowest common denominator!

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