Float Collapse in Disneyland’s Christmas Fantasy Parade Launches Santa Out of His Sleigh

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It’s always a magical sight when Santa Claus comes down Main Street U.S.A. in his sleigh… but when Santa’s falling out of his sleigh, it’s a different story.

On Saturday afternoon at Disneyland, the float in A Christmas Fantasy Parade containing Santa’s sleigh broke, tipping over and launching old Saint Nick out of his seat. Thankfully, he was wearing his safety harness, and he was in good spirits as he dangled, waiting for crews to help him out.

Micaela Pettigrew (@elaeuphoria on Instagram) caught footage of the event. According to her account, Santa was still interacting with guests during the incident, waving hello and even singing along to the parade music. Once he was safely removed from the sleigh, he walked the rest of the parade route, still as jolly as ever. Twitter user @jaysquivel took pictures of the tipped-over sleigh.

Maintenance related incidents such as this seem to be becoming more frequent at the Disney Parks these days, but nonetheless, guests left with holiday spirit and a valuable lesson for the season: if you’re planning to travel the world in a sleigh spreading Yuletide cheer, be sure to buckle up. Christmas may depend on it.

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Matthew Soberman

Matthew has been a writer for WDWNT since June 2018. He probably should have realized he was a Disney Parks fan when he tried to make a model of the Horizons building in middle school shop class. (It didn't go well.) He is also a huge Muppet fan, and can also be found on ToughPigs.com. You can email Matthew at [email protected]

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Randyland
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Randyland

It is not that more things are happening these days, but there was a time when no one had an iphone attached to their hand, ready to upload mishaps to the internet.

The exploitation of everything today is not news, but is an attempt to benifit from other people’s lives.

Nordonia Nate
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Nordonia Nate

It’s an omen….

More to follow.. Still have time.