Never looking at the Matterhorn the same way again.
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1. In 1973, an 18-year-old and his 10-year-old brother stayed on Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland past closing time, then tried to leave by swimming across the Rivers of America. The older brother drowned while attempting to carry the younger one, who couldn't swim, to shore. The younger brother survived by doggy-paddling and was eventually rescued.
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2. In 2003, one man died and 10 others were injured on Disneyland's Thunder Mountain Railroad when the ride derailed.
3. In 1984, a woman was decapitated on the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland after being thrown from her seat toward an incoming bobsled.
4. In 1984, eight teenagers were trapped and killed in a fire in the Haunted Castle attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure.
6. In 2008, a 17-year-old was decapitated by a moving ride after climbing over multiple fences around the Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia.
8. In 1979, six children and one adult were killed in the Sydney Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
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9. In 2004, a woman fell 60 feet to her death from a ride called The Hawk at Rockin' Raceway in Tennessee after her harness reportedly came undone mid-way in the air. The park's manager was charged with second-degree murder and subsequently convicted of reckless homicide.
10. In 2007, a 13-year-old girl had both her feet severed by a snapped cable on the Superman: Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
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Doctors were able to reattach the girl's right foot, but her left leg had to be amputated below her knee.
11. In 2019, a wave machine malfunctioned at Yulong Shuiyun Water Amusement Park in China, causing tsunami-sized waves. 44 people were injured, including five who had to be hospitalized.
12. In 2007, 12 passengers were trapped hanging upside down 150 feet in the air on the X-Coaster, a ride at Magic Springs in Arkansas, for over 30 minutes during a power outage.
No serious injuries occurred.
13. In 1997, a group of 33 high school seniors visiting Waterworld California attempted to break a school record for the highest number of people on a water slide. The slide collapsed, killing one 17-year-old and injuring 32 other students.
15. In 2010, an employee at Disneyland Paris was killed after being trapped under a boat on It's a Small World. The ride had reportedly switched on while it was being cleaned.
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16. In 1974, 18-year-old Disneyland employee Deborah Gail Stone was crushed to death after falling in between a rotating wall and stationary platform inside the America Sings attraction.
17. And finally, in 1966, a 19-year-old was killed while attempting to sneak into Disneyland by climbing onto the Monorail tracks. He was crushed by an incoming train and his body was reportedly dragged 30-40 feet across the tracks.
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