VIDEO: Guests Try to Exit Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris by Walking on Track While Train is Coming

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VIDEO: Guests Try to Exit Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris by Walking on Track While Train is Coming

Some Disneyland Paris guests tried to exit a broken-down Big Thunder Mountain via the roller coaster’s track — when there was a train coming. Everyone was safe, but the incident was shared on Twitter by @arendo_geense.

The video focuses on two Cast Members running next to the track along the loading station’s platforms, seemingly yelling and gesturing at guests off-screen. The video has no audio.

One Cast Member reaches the edge of the platform and the video pans to show two guests who have apparently just stepped off the track and are attempting to exit the attraction. According to the caption, the ride was broken-down and, instead of waiting for Cast Members to safely evacuate them, the guests took matters into their own hands.

A train was also supposedly coming. When a ride is being evacuated due to an issue, Cast Members can pull trains back into the station to evacuate them.

Something similar, although less life-threatening, happened at Disneyland recently when a guest with a baby decided to evacuate Pirates of the Caribbean by wading through the ride’s water.

Guest Incidents at Disney Parks

More and more guest incidents have been shared online in the past few years. The apparent increase in rule-breaking even led to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort adding “courtesy” sections to their websites. The Walt Disney World message reads:

Be the magic you want to see in the world. You must always remember to treat others with respect, kindness and compassion. Those who can’t live up to this simple wish may be asked to leave Walt Disney World Resort.

At Disneyland Resort, a prohibited drone flew over Frontierland, a guest jumped onto a Lunar New Year cavalcade float, and another guest brought a sparkling firework into Disneyland for photos. Most recently, a guest who snuck into the park hid at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to avoid arrest.

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In Magic Kingdom, a fight broke out in Tomorrowland this July. It’s also not the first or worst brawl to occur at this park in recent months.

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There have been several recent EPCOT incidents. A guest shared a photo flashing her breasts in the park, multiple guests lounged in a France Pavilion fountain, a possibly inebriated person climbed out of her Gran Fiesta Tour boat to escape the rideyet another individual jumped out of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind during a temporary stop, and a guest slapped an iPad out of a Cast Member’s hands and sent them to the hospital after Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure shut down.

At Shanghai Disneyland, a guest was banned after refusing to stop smoking, berating a Cast Member, and then apparently collapsing on the street, forcing the cancellation of the “Mickey’s Storybook Express.”

Even Tokyo Disneyland saw a guest removed after they laid down in the parade route.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Disneyland Feature

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a Frontierland (or Westernland) attraction at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. The original version opened at Disneyland in 1979. At the two international parks, the attraction is just known as Big Thunder Mountain. It was conceived by Imagineer Tony Baxter, who also served as executive producer for Disneyland Paris.

Though the names of the fictional mining towns vary, the backstory of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad generally includes people discovering gold on Big Thunder Mountain, the area becoming a booming mining town featuring mine trains, followed by a natural tragedy (an earthquake, tsunami, or flash flood) that led to the town being abandoned. The trains, however, continued to run on their own, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was established for visitors to ride them.

The original Disneyland version of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was based on the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, while the rest were based on buttes found in Arizona and Monument Valley. The Disneyland version also features references to Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland, the less thrilling train attraction that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad replaced.

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