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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Accident on Kali River Rapids in DAK in the News & Rumors forums; A little scary, but hopefully everyone is feeling fine by now. I'd hate to think of anyone having their vacation at WDW ruined by an accident....
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    A little scary, but hopefully everyone is feeling fine by now. I'd hate to think of anyone having their vacation at WDW ruined by an accident.
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    I was listening to the Today show while working this morning and they mentioned some sensors malfunctioned. That was really all that was said.
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    I'm assuming Kali River will be open again asap. my parents called and told me that "a ride is closing down at Disney World because of an accident." that had be very worried (I immediately thought, "Mission Space!") that a ride or attraction would be going away forever. anyone know the status on the ride?

    oh yeah, and I also hope those people are all good, feel better, enjoy their time at WDW, etc.

    but really, what about the ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the7thAve View Post
    I'm assuming Kali River will be open again asap. my parents called and told me that "a ride is closing down at Disney World because of an accident." that had be very worried (I immediately thought, "Mission Space!") that a ride or attraction would be going away forever. anyone know the status on the ride?

    oh yeah, and I also hope those people are all good, fell better, enjoy their time at WDW, etc.

    but really, what about the ride?
    I thought I read that it was already up and running.
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    It said in the article that it opened back up at 4:30 yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicks10 View Post
    It said in the article that it opened back up at 4:30 yesterday.

    ahhh, the truth comes out that I obviously did not read any articles about it, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceshipclover View Post
    update: The reason the ride stopped in the first place was a computer glitch involving a sensor which automatically stopped the ride and drained the water. This had nothing to do with the evacuation platform. As far as the cast goes that was involved, the one who was taken to the hospital dislocated his shoulder and is waiting to find out if he has a fracture near his elbow. Another cast member didn't go to the hospital, but has been examined by disney doctors and has a strained shoulder muscle. Both are recovering in different areas of the park on "modified duty". No guests sustained any breaks or concussions. Feel free to ask me anyhting about the incident... I would rather you know the thruth than try to sort through the rumors.
    Ummm...okay. There've been some drastically differing stories, can you explain what exactly happened? Did "boats" slide back down a hill? You're sure the river didn't turn red?
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    Post 6 injured on Animal Kingdom ride at Disney released from hospitals

    Obviously I'm a little behind on posting the news...
    From the Orlando Sentinel:
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    6 injured on Animal Kingdom ride at Disney released from hospitals

    Beth Kassab | Sentinel Staff Writer
    Posted May 29, 2007, 7:07 PM EDT

    Five Walt Disney World guests and an employee were transported to area hospitals today after the Kali River Rapids ride at Animal Kingdom was evacuated. They were later released.
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    Post Disney accident: Will world's greatest theme park brand be tainted?

    Here's a great example of misinformed media and consumers...
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    Disney accident: Will world's greatest theme park brand be tainted?

    Posted May 29th 2007 9:32PM by Sarah Gilbert
    Filed under: Bad news, Consumer experience, Walt Disney (DIS)

    When I hear about theme park accidents, my first reaction is always: must have been a shadowy operation. The kind of rides for which the operators deserve the designee "carnies" -- the ones who pack up and disappear after a wild long weekend of cotton candy, elephant ears and brightly-colored rolls of tickets. Not Disney. No, not Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceshipclover View Post
    No, boats didn't slide... next to the ramp that the boats go up there is a ramp with handrails that people can walk on... this ramp is about three feet lower than the rafts that are going up the hill. There is a platform that is designed to roll up the rails of the ramp that people walk on. The platform locks into holes along the rails. The platform takes two cms to move, one pulling and one pushing, both of those cast members while pushing or pulling have to be squeezing a lever at the same time inorder to move the platform. If one cast member lets go of the lever the locking pins are released and the platform will catch on the closest hole (the holes are about in inch apart). There is then a latter that comes down from the platform to the ramp so people can easily walk away with no climbing. On Tuesday the highest raft had already been evacuated and the next raft was about half way empty when the locks gave way and the platforrm slid the rest of the way (from about half way up the ramp) down the rails. Due to the weight of the platform it gained speed very quickly, overtaking those trying to run from it. Three people were on top of the platform that got thrown form it at the bottom. No one went into the river, and all bleeding was quickly contained thanks to the help of a nurse in one of the rafts still waiting to get evacuated. 911 calls went out before the platform even reached the bottom thanks to quick responses by cms that saw the incident from the control tower.
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    Post Girl Hurt On Disney Ride Plans To Return To Park

    Some good news from this accident...
    From WESH.com (NBC Channel 2, Orlando):
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    Girl Hurt On Disney Ride Plans To Return To Park

    POSTED: 8:32 pm EDT June 3, 2007
    UPDATED: 8:43 pm EDT June 3, 2007

    Two young girls who were hurt on an attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom talked about their rough ride over the weekend.
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