Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Grad Nite Tragedy at Disneyland - June 1980

The article below appeared in the L.A. Times, following the death of a Grad Nite guest who had climbed out of a PeopleMover vehicle.




6 comments:

Matt said...

Wow, I vividly remember that, I was a freshman in high school and we had been there just one week before that.

MIKE COZART said...

One never wants to mess withe the PeopleMover!!! The PeopleMover has taken the life of two misbehaving guest!

Dan Alexander said...

Wow! The Peoplemover?! Seems like such an innocent ride.

Major Pepperidge said...

That has to be one of the strangest and dumbest ways to die....

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

So now we know why they took out the people mower!!!!

I recall when this happened and thinking "how stupid can you be"!

On a similar stupidity note, yesterday at DL on main street I saw a teenager jump on the back of the moving fire engine - about 5 CM's were yelling at him in about 2 seconds - dumb kid thought it was funny.

Unknown said...

Was there that night. Was in Tomorrow Land getting ready to ride the people mover. I was wearing shoes that were giving me major blisters. Told my friend to get out of line and go with me to main street for band aids. When we got back the People Mover had just closed. Didn't know why until the next day what had happened. They also didn't release the name of the brainiac who decided to jump from one car to another as it was passing by. What a stupid way to be remembered.