Accident on The Flying Trunk in Tivoli Gardens (Mack Darkride)

Sunday, May 9, 2004 6:29 AM
A 17-year old boy was trapped on the ride yesterday and severely injured his leg. He was rushed to hospital, and about 50 other people were treated for shock.

I was there yesterday, and did notice a cherrypicker on the track, instead of a car. I didn't think much of it, and thought it might be there 'just in case'. Nothing seemed to hint at an accident.

The ride is themed to the fairytales by H.C Andersen. I suspect the ride will recieve a major rehab next year in order to celebrate H.C Andersens 200th birthday. A lot of the scenes aren't working, and really bring the ride down.

On a sidenote, I met Danish actress Karen-Lise Mynster there and the rain had made Dæmonen run faster than ever before. It went from wild to EXTREME. Will post a tripreport of my visit to Bakken on Friday and Tivoli yesterday.

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 9:09 AM
UPDATE:

The boy got his leg trapped between a wheel and the track, due to inappropriate behaviour. They were apparently drunk.

The cherrypicker was indeed there 'just in case', as the accident happened after I left. *** Edited 5/9/2004 1:10:39 PM UTC by Raskal***

2ND UPDATE:

Latest news report that the boy is actually between 13 and 14, and tried to jump from car to car and fell down. *** Edited 5/9/2004 1:26:14 PM UTC by Raskal***

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 9:13 AM
Just like at Disneyland, on Rodger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin. When they say "keep hands, arms, and legs inside the vehicle," maybe people should listen.

But, it seems like another ride operator mistake, beacuse they are not supposed to allow anyone on the rides if they are under the influence.

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 9:16 AM
^^^^

Disneyland don't serve beer though. *** Edited 5/9/2004 1:26:34 PM UTC by Raskal***

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 11:03 PM
Yes they do... Just not to 14 year olds :)
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Monday, May 10, 2004 9:58 AM
Not in the Disneyland park, no they don't. Only in Downtown Disney or DCA.
Which of course doesn't mean people can't be drunk in Disneyland. It just takes a little more effort.
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Monday, May 10, 2004 4:47 PM
I meant the same type of accident. A four-year old boy got his leg stuck...

http://members.aol.com/rides911/2000.htm#sep22

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