Stuck Shoe Shuts Down Busy Escalator AGAIN at The Land Pavilion in EPCOT

Dylan Kennedy Grey

Stuck Shoe Shuts Down Busy Escalator AGAIN at The Land Pavilion in EPCOT

In an Instagram story, WDWNT reader chloe.angel.ique shared a video of the up escalator in The Land Pavilion closed due to a guest’s stuck shoe.

Busy Escalator Shut Down By Stuck Shoe

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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram
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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram

In the video, chloe.angel.ique shared a view of a large crowd of guests pressing up the staircase adjacent to the stationary up escalator at The Land Pavilion at EPCOT.

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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram
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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram

As the video zooms in, a sandwich board indicates that the walkway is closed, and Disney employees can be seen trying to free a guest’s white sneaker that has been caught in the teeth at the top of the moving staircase.

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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram

After a cut, the video shows the scene from above, where a guest waits for the shoe and several other people look on.

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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram
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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram
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source: chloe.angel.ique on Instagram

The stuck shoe is caught in the teeth at the top of the escalator where the steps fold into the machinery that drives the staircase. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen guest shoes fall victim to the escalator.

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We visited the area this afternoon, and the situation has been remedied, with the escalator reopened and easing the traffic flow on this busy holiday at the park.

Have you ever lost a shoe to an escalator or moving sidewalk at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments.

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