Critical Condition: Disney Performer Struggles to Recover After On-Stage Trauma

Belle performer injured on Disney on Ice
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A Disney cast member who suffered a devastating fall during a live performance inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991) over the weekend is reportedly “fighting for her life.”

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On Saturday, 31-year-old Anastasia Olsen, a professional ice skater who portrays Belle in the Beauty and the Beast-inspired performance for Disney on Ice, was seriously injured when she suffered a devastating fall during Disney’s Magic in the Stars show at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to eye-witness accounts, Olsen appeared “shaky” before her fall, just as she was being lifted into the air as part of the performance she shared with another actor who portrayed Beast in the show. Other witnesses say the actress began exhibiting signs of seizure immediately following the accident, though it’s not clear whether Olsen did, in fact, suffer a seizure.

Olsen’s fall prompted immediate emergency medical attention, and paramedics quickly arrived and transported the actress to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

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On Monday, the actress’s condition was upgraded from critical to serious, but the latest reports indicate the actress is “fighting for her life” in the wake of the injuries she suffered as a result of her fall on Saturday.

Shortly after the accident, a video of the tragic event went viral. Per the post on X, formerly Twitter, that included the video, “Beast stumbled into the side during a lift and dropped Belle on the ice.” The post further claims that the actress portraying Belle “immediately started seizing and was carried out on a stretcher.”

The video can be seen below. Please be advised that the content of the video may be unsettling for some viewers.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the young actress and her family and friends during this difficult time.

This post originally appeared on Disney Dining

About Becky B.

I am a writer and a Mom to four children and two baby shih-tzus. My first experience with the Magic was in 1988, when my parents surprised my brother and me with a visit to Walt Disney World after a short trip to see friends in Georgia. I still hum the tune played during the Main Street Electrical Parade and remember the feeling of excitement from my very first visit. I introduced my husband to the Magic several years ago, and we take our children to the parks every time we can. No matter how many times I visit Walt Disney World, it seems it’s not enough! The ever-changing experience only gets better with each trip, and I’m thrilled to share the Magic with others, as well as some of the tips and tricks to getting the most out of the Magic with each visit!

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