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Emergency Signal Given During Disney World Parade

While Disney is a place of magic and wonder, sometimes things can go wrong, and Cast Members must pause the performance to deal with the situations that arise.

There’s nothing quite like celebrating a holiday at a Disney Theme Park. Whether it’s the Halloween season, with all the spooktacular decor and parades, or the Christmas season with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the Candlelight Processional, and more, Disney Guests love frequenting the Disney Resorts and their Parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

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Disney Characters, Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

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The Walt Disney World Resort and each Disney Park at the Disney Resort is currently in the throes of its holiday season. The festive and cheery Christmas decor is up, and fans are enjoying the fantastic attractions on offer.

At the Walt Disney World Resort, there are some incredible Christmas offerings for Guests to enjoy, especially during their special after-hours ticketed event—Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Fans can have complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, and even Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

But one Guest and TikTok user, @thatlocaltourist, shared a scary video of a happening at the parade recently:

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During the video, we see a performer give an emergency signal. A Disney Cast Member quickly approaches them, and the performer stops the choreography. Some of their fellow performers—the nutcrackers—were thrown off by this but regained their step quickly!

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade/Disney

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In the comments, many former Cast Members and Guests explained some possibilities for what could have happened. User Mariah shared, “It could’ve been anything from the costume malfunctioning to overheating. I’m a former performer for WDW and had to signal a few times due to heat.” Another, Bruce Wolfe, added, “Likely injury. When I performed in that costume for Mickey’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas show it constantly pinched my arms & torso, ankles, heel.”

While there is no official word from Disney on what happened during this incident, here’s hoping all the performers are safe and okay.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all Disney news as it comes to light.

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