Falling scenery on Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris injures five

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:55 AM | Contributed by rollergator

The Disneyland Paris theme park closed Thunder Mountain on Monday after a piece of scenery fell onto one of the carriages and injured five people, one seriously, a state official told Reuters.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:24 PM

Ouch, though not entirely unprecedented either. I've been on some coasters in Asia where the clearance to the scenery is not designed for tall western tourists. Particularly memorable was getting a tree branch in the face at Yomiuriland...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:30 PM

Ouch!!!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:58 AM

Kind of surprising in that it was really more maintenance than construction. Not SO surprising when we take into consideration that theming elements aren't something you'd rotunely check for wear-and-tear or damage...hope the one person injured more seriously is OK.

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