Five people have been injured after a piece of fake rockwork fell onto a carriage on the Big Thunder Mountain rollercoaster at Disneyland Paris.
According to a Thomson Reuters report, one of the guests was seriously hurt, with the rest being able to continue their day at the park. The ride was closed following the incident on Monday, April 25, and is expected to undergo an investigation before it can return to operations.
DLP.info reports that the incident occurred inside the tunnel that hosts Big Thunder Mountain's final lift hill. Inside the tunnel, fake rockwork "collapses" due to a mock explosion, with the train passing close to it before moving onto the ride's last section. However, in this case a piece of "rock" made of fibreglass and wood fell onto one of the train's carriages.
Opened in 1992, Big Thunder Mountain is the headline attraction of the Frontierland area of Disneyland Paris. Manufactured by Vekoma, the coaster has a relatively low top speed of 30.4 miles per hour, with most of its thrills being generated by its close interaction with the surrounding scenery.