Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 53
Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Disney Urban Legends in the News & Rumors forums; I heard that some guy got on Spaceship Earth and thought it was a roller coaster when it started its incline up and jumped out of the car and broke ...
  1. #31
    simba_0309's Avatar
    simba_0309 is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    To far from Disney!
    Posts
    7
    I heard that some guy got on Spaceship Earth and thought it was a roller coaster when it started its incline up and jumped out of the car and broke his legs. Is this true?
    Next Disney World trip, Honeymoon in November 2005!

  2. #32
    20K's Avatar
    20K
    20K is offline Brought to you by Dock Thrust
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Vulcania
    Posts
    2,121
    Quote Originally Posted by simba_0309
    I heard that some guy got on Spaceship Earth and thought it was a roller coaster when it started its incline up and jumped out of the car and broke his legs. Is this true?
    I haven't heard that one before, but there is a similar story involving California's Haunted Mansion.

  3. #33
    BelleGurl's Avatar
    BelleGurl is offline LETS BRING IN 2006!!!!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,291
    And of course everyone knows about in Aladdin how some guy told everybody that Aladdin says, "Good teenagers take off their clothes" or something to that matter. When in reality, he says something like," Go away kitty,go,shoo." On Disney Lies,this is the most funny version I've heard, says he tells Jasmine to take of her clothes. Gosh, it's sad that people have to go and crash Disney movies.
    Izzy





  4. #34
    Princess Jas's Avatar
    Princess Jas is offline Princess of Agrabah
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Agrabah, Georgia
    Posts
    3,433
    That one makes me upset. He says, "Good kitty, take off and go."

    They have stuff like that for TLM, TLK, and others too.
    - Jas (Rebecca)

    I got engaged at Epcot on June 17, 2007! We're going back to celebrate my graduation in May 2009!




  5. #35
    BelleGurl's Avatar
    BelleGurl is offline LETS BRING IN 2006!!!!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,291
    I know,along with the leaves forming letters in the Lion King..... ...some people are sick minded.

    BTW,for more of "nitpicks" of Disney movies,go to www.nitpickers.com . Search any Disney movie. Though there are the ocassional.......rude ones that everyone knows isn't true. They're not that bad though.
    Izzy





  6. #36
    Princess Jas's Avatar
    Princess Jas is offline Princess of Agrabah
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Agrabah, Georgia
    Posts
    3,433
    *rolls eyes* Someone on that site insists that Aladdin says even more than "Take off your clothes" in that scene.
    - Jas (Rebecca)

    I got engaged at Epcot on June 17, 2007! We're going back to celebrate my graduation in May 2009!




  7. #37
    BelleGurl's Avatar
    BelleGurl is offline LETS BRING IN 2006!!!!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,291
    Yeah.....I've seen that one. Just ignore that stuff and it can be a good site. Snopes is MUCH better though.
    Izzy





  8. #38
    JLTraveling's Avatar
    JLTraveling is offline C-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    10 miles from WDW
    Posts
    147
    Quote Originally Posted by simba_0309
    I heard that some guy got on Spaceship Earth and thought it was a roller coaster when it started its incline up and jumped out of the car and broke his legs. Is this true?
    I know for a fact something kinda similar to this happened on Spaceship Earth a number of years ago, cause I was on it at the time. It was at the top, when the cars rotate to come down backwards. A couple of guys were playing around, climbing between cars. They didn't know the cars were about to rotate, and when they did, one kid fell out. His leg got caught in the track, and he was dragged quite a long way, until another guest got out of his car and ran all the way down the emergency stairs to tell a CM. This was shortly before the mid-90s rehab, and one of the things they did during the rehab was add ride-interrupting track sensors every few feet (as well as adding the voice-over that now warns you that the cars are about to rotate). Pretty grisly scene though. And of course, in typical Disney fashion, they stopped the ride, escorted us all off, formed a human wall around the stretcher, and told us that the ride was closed due to "technical difficulties."

  9. #39
    DissyLove's Avatar
    DissyLove is offline Wendy's real. I've seen her, so don't even start with me.
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Back in Michigan.....
    Posts
    5,241
    Quote Originally Posted by JLTraveling
    I know for a fact something kinda similar to this happened on Spaceship Earth a number of years ago, cause I was on it at the time. It was at the top, when the cars rotate to come down backwards. A couple of guys were playing around, climbing between cars. They didn't know the cars were about to rotate, and when they did, one kid fell out. His leg got caught in the track, and he was dragged quite a long way, until another guest got out of his car and ran all the way down the emergency stairs to tell a CM. This was shortly before the mid-90s rehab, and one of the things they did during the rehab was add ride-interrupting track sensors every few feet (as well as adding the voice-over that now warns you that the cars are about to rotate). Pretty grisly scene though. And of course, in typical Disney fashion, they stopped the ride, escorted us all off, formed a human wall around the stretcher, and told us that the ride was closed due to "technical difficulties."
    Yea, that would be a "technical difficulty", that is for sure!
    I am in need of some Disney magic!!

  10. #40
    MainStreet, USA's Avatar
    MainStreet, USA is offline I'm walking right down the middle of Main Street, USA!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Southington, CT/Daytona Beach, FL/ Main Street, USA!
    Posts
    2,040
    Quote Originally Posted by DissyLove
    Isn't there a rumor that the reason the skyway was shut down in WDW was because someone fell out of it?
    Quote Originally Posted by wdw4us2
    I'm not 100% sure on this, but I believe a Cast Member was killed while working on the platform where the Skyway had the turn. From what I was told, he was working and didn't know the cars were moving (this was before the park opened for the day) and he was knocked off the platform.
    The version of the story I was told by my mom (God knows where she heard it from) was that an impatient guest fell off the fantasyland platform (i guess trying to hop into a car last second as it was leaving the platform or something like that). I don't know if that version contains any more truth than the others, but I still believe that there was a death (guest, CM, or otherwise) somehow involved in the removal of that attraction.

    ...But I'd love to be proven wrong.
    -Don-
    Your heart can just take wing,
    You can live out all your dreams...
    ...it's time to Remember the Magic!
    Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pilot's Life for Me...

  11. #41
    jennifer4321's Avatar
    jennifer4321 is offline D-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    217
    I heard in the 60-70's men with long hair were not permitted in disney, because of the silent dresscode
    <Script language='Javascript'>var rndNum = Math.floor(Math.random() * 10000);eval("var CDTDate" + rndNum + " = 'June 11 2005 12:00:00 AM EST';");document.writeln("<form name='CDTform" + rndNum + "' action='Javascript:void(0);'>");document.writeln(' <font size=2 color=darkblue>Walt Disney World</font><br>');document.writeln("<input type=text value='' size=40 name='WrittenByJamesMVenglarikII'>");document.writ eln("</form>");if (theFunction) theFunction += "var d = new Date();";else var theFunction = "var d = new Date();";theFunction += "var c = new Date('" + eval("CDTDate" + rndNum) + "');";theFunction += "var diff = (c - d)/1000;";theFunction += "var days = Math.floor(diff / 86400);";theFunction += "var rem = diff - (days * 86400);";theFunction += "var hours = Math.floor(rem / 3600);";theFunction += "rem = rem - (hours * 3600);";theFunction += "var minutes = Math.floor(rem / 60);";theFunction += "rem = rem - (minutes * 60);";theFunction += "var seconds = Math.floor(rem);";theFunction += "if ((days < 0) | (hours < 0) | (minutes < 0) | (seconds < 0)) ";theFunction += "var out = 'Going to Disney!!';";theFunction += "else ";theFunction += "var out = ' ' + days + ' days ' + hours + ' hrs. ' + minutes + ' mins. ' + seconds + ' secs.';";theFunction += "document.forms.CDTform" + rndNum + ".elements.WrittenByJamesMVenglarikII.value = out;";setInterval(theFunction, 1000);</Script>Jennifer4321

  12. #42
    BelleGurl's Avatar
    BelleGurl is offline LETS BRING IN 2006!!!!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,291
    Quote Originally Posted by jennifer4321
    I heard in the 60-70's men with long hair were not permitted in disney, because of the silent dresscode
    That is true!
    Izzy





  13. #43
    dzney4lyf's Avatar
    dzney4lyf is offline i come with a warning
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    in my own little world
    Posts
    12,747
    From the Snopes website.. here are some Disneyland Deaths....


    <LI>May 1964: Mark Maples, a 15-year-old Long Beach, CA, resident, was killed when he tried to stand up on the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Maples (or his companion) foolishly unbuckled his seatbeat and attempted to stand up as their bobsled neared the peak of the mountain. Maples lost his balance and was thrown from the sled to the track below, fracturing his skull and ribs and causing internal injuries. He died three days later.

    <LI>June 1966: Thomas Guy Cleveland, a 19-year-old Northridge, CA, resident, was killed when he attempted to sneak into Disneyland along the Monorail track. Cleveland scaled the park's sixteen-foot high outer fence on a Grad Nite and climbed onto the Monorail track, intending to jump or climb down once inside the park. Cleveland ignored a security guard's shouted warnings of an approaching Monorail train and failed to leap clear of the track. He finally climbed down onto a fiberglass canopy beneath the track, but the clearance wasn't enough -- the oncoming train struck and killed him, dragging his body 30 to 40 feet down the track.

    <LI>August 1967: Ricky Lee Yama, a 17-year-old Hawthorne, CA, resident, was killed when he disregarded safety instructions and exited his People Mover car as the ride was passing through a tunnel. Yama slipped as he was jumping from car to car and was crushed to death beneath the wheels of oncoming cars.

    <LI>June 1973: Bogden Delaurot, an 18-year-old Brooklyn resident, drowned trying to swim across the Rivers of America. Delaurot and his 10-year-old brother managed to stay on Tom Sawyer Island past its dusk closing time by climbing the fence separating the island from the burning settlers' cabin. When they decided to leave the island a few hours later, they chose to swim across the river rather than call attention to their rule-breaking by appealing to cast members for help. Because the younger brother did not know how to swim, Delaurot tried to carry him on his back as he swam to shore. Bogden Delaurot went down about halfway across the river. The younger boy remained afloat by dogpaddling until a ride operator hauled him aboard a boat, but Bogden was nowhere to be found. His body was not located by searchers until the next morning.

    <LI>7 June 1980: Gerardo Gonzales, a recent San Diego high school graduate, was killed on the People Mover in an accident much like the one that had befallen Ricky Lee Yama thirteen years earlier. Gonzales, in the early morning hours of a Grad Nite celebration, was climbing from car to car as the People Mover entered the SuperSpeed Tunnel adjacent to the former America Sings building. Gonzales stumbled and fell onto the track, where an oncoming train of cars crushed him beneath its wheels and dragged his body a few hundred feet before being stopped by a ride operator.

    <LI>4 June 1983: Philip Straughan, an 18-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident, also drowned in the Rivers of America in yet another Grad Nite incident. Straughan and a friend -- celebrating both their graduations and Straughan's eighteenth birthday -- had been drinking quite heavily that evening. They sneaked into a "Cast Members Only" area along the river and untied an inflatable rubber maintenance motorboat, deciding to take it for a joyride around the river. Unable to adequately control the boat, they struck a rock near Tom Sawyer Island, and Straughan was thrown into the water. His friend travelled back to shore to seek help, but Straughan drowned long before his body was finally located an hour later.

    <LI>3 January 1984: Dolly Regene Young, a 48-year-old Fremont, CA, resident, was killed on the Matterhorn in an incident remarkably similar to the first Disneyland guest death nearly twenty years earlier. About two-thirds of the way down the mountain Young was thrown from her seat into the path of an oncoming bobsled, her head and chest becoming pinned beneath its wheels. An examination of Young's sled revealed that her seatbelt was not fastened at the time of the accident, but because she was riding alone in the rear car of a sled no one could determine whether or not she had deliberately unfastened her belt.

    <LI>24 December 1998: In a tragic Christmas Eve accident, one Disneyland cast member and two guests were injured (one fatally) when a rope used to secure the sailing ship Columbia as it docked on the Rivers of America tore loose the metal cleat to which it was attached. The cleat sailed through air and struck the heads of two guests who were waiting to board the ship, Luan Phi Dawson, 33, of Duvall, Washington, and his wife, Lieu Thuy Vuong, 43. Dawson was declared brain dead two days later and died when his life support system was disconnected. This accident resulted in the first guest death in Disneyland's history that was not attributable to any negligence on the part of the guest (it was the result of a combination of insufficiently rigorous ride maintenance and an insufficiently experienced supervisor's assuming an attraction operator's role) and prompted a movement for greater government oversight of theme park operations and safety procedures

  14. #44
    BelleGurl's Avatar
    BelleGurl is offline LETS BRING IN 2006!!!!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,291
    Most of these are the guests fault, they are such dumb people.
    Izzy





  15. #45
    megolson's Avatar
    megolson is offline B-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    76
    Isn't there a rumor that the reason the skyway was shut down in WDW was because someone fell out of it?

    [QUOTE=wdw4us2]I'm not 100% sure on this, but I believe a Cast Member was killed while working on the platform where the Skyway had the turn. From what I was told, he was working and didn't know the cars were moving (this was before the park opened for the day) and he was knocked off the platform.

    I personaly would like to know what really happened, because the last time we went I mentioned it to my mom that they weren't running and she said it was because a drunk person was riding the skyway at night and opened the side door and fell out!
    Does anyone know what really happened!
    Disneyland #1 1992
    Disneyland #2 1994
    Tokyo Disney Oct-1997
    Disney World #1 June 1999
    Disney World #2 Dec-Jan 2000
    Disney World #3 Nov.-2004
    (My kids and Husbands first time)

    Disney World #4 Sept. 3rd-10th, 2005 (Going back for more!!)

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •