Costumed Disney Worker Killed at DisneyWorld

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bousozoku, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    Could you please post the story here? Sorry, but I am having problems registering with their site.
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Searched Google News for this. Apparently it wasn't a "murder in cold blood", more like an "accident with a parade float." Still sad, but a little less sensational.
  3. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    By Sean Mussenden | Sentinel Staff Writer
    Posted February 11, 2004, 5:11 PM EST

    A Disney worker was killed during a parade at the Magic Kingdom this afternoon, rescue officials said.

    The worker, a costumed character taking part in an afternoon parade, was killed about 3:15 p.m., said Bo Jones, assistant chief of the Reedy Creek Fire Department.

    "It was a costumed character, but I don't know which one," Jones said. Jones was unable to confirm reports that the worker was killed after being hit by a float.

    Though unaware of the cause, Jones said the accident occurred in a backstage area, out of sight of guests.

    Jones said the Orange County Sheriff's Office was looking into the death.

    Disney officials did not immediately return calls for comment.
  4. Stelliform macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2002
    Boy, has there been any good news about Disney lately? I bet Walt is spinning in his freezer...
  5. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    That is really sad. My prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Hopefully it isn't anything more than a terrible accident. :(
  6. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    It's most likely a result of how bad things have gotten here. Disney continues to try to get rid of any employees with benefits to increase their profits. Poor morale adds to a dangerous situation.

    In a way, it's good that the shareholder meeting is going on this week.
  7. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    dsney shure has been in the news as of late...and nothing good
  8. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    How'd I get here? How can I leave?
    Okay. Sad now. Poor bastard.:(

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