This is one of my favorite rides at Disneyland. I'm wondering how it happened—the stories so far haven't had much detail to them.
Man killed in roller coaster accident at Disneyland
ANAHEIM, California (AP)—An accident on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster Friday killed one man and injured 10 other riders, officials said.
The ride's locomotive separated from the train cars behind it, but officials did not know whether that was the cause or an effect of the accident.
The man who died was in the first car behind the locomotive, and paramedics extricated his body from inside a tunnel section of the ride, said city spokesman John Nicoletti. The man was not immediately identified.
All posts about injuries or deaths in Disney theme parks (most recent listed first):
- Another death at a Disney park (08/05/05)
- Roller coaster accident at Disney's theme park injures 15 (07/30/05)
- Young boy dies on Epcot attraction (06/14/05)
- Disney float knocks woman unconscious (12/29/04)
- Disney worker killed by parade float (02/11/04)
- Disneyland probes roller-coaster accident (09/07/03)
- Disneyland roller-coaster accident kills one, injures 10 (09/05/03)