PHOTOS, VIDEO: Merida’s Horse Gets Startled During “The Royal Princess Processional” at the Magic Kingdom Reopening
Ever since the debut of “The Royal Princess Processional” at the Magic Kingdom as part of socially-distanced character entertainment for the reopening, guests have marveled at Merida and her steady steed Angus march down the Magic Kingdom.
Today, however, an incident caused the horse to get startled, which made for a somewhat scary scene in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.
According to Zanetti, a toddler ran out into the parade route. The father grabbed the toddler to safety, but the balloon the toddler was carrying floated into the parade route, with the string entwining around the horse’s leg and startling it. Thankfully, both Merida and the horse were okay, as Merida was able to hop off the horse and Angus was steadied by handlers. You can view the moment in which the incident happened in the YouTube video below:
We’re relieved all of the characters and animal performers, as well as their handlers, are safe after the incident. Always remember to supervise your children closely throughout the Disney Parks, as even where fantasy reigns, safety is still paramount.
For the full version of “The Royal Princess Processional” at the Magic Kingdom, check out our YouTube video below: