“Something’s Burning,” Disney World Ride Malfunctions While Guests Are Onboard

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In another scary ride breakdown story, this Disney Theme Park ride malfunctioned while Guests were on it.

Walt Disney World has four of the most magical Theme Parks—Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, while these Parks and their attractions can provide many with the ultimate Disney experience, they can sometimes cause Guests stress as well; especially when there’s a Park ride malfunction and Guests are still on it.

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This time, the Disney World ride malfunction happened at EPCOT, and Guests were less than impressed.

Disney Guest and TikTok user @bickeythemouse took to the platform to share a video of a breakdown that happened on the EPCOT ride Test Track. They captioned the video, “Disney gotta do a month of maintenance tbhhhhh #ridefails

Check it out:


Disney gotta do a month of maintenance tbhhhhh #ridefails #epcot #testtrack #disneyfails #themeparkrides #disneyfyp

♬ original sound – bickythemouse

As seen in the video, the car is completely stopped, and a Disney Cast Member is providing maintenance support with the hood popped up. Viewers can also hear an off-screen Guest say they can “smell something burning,” though the video never confirms any fire.

The Disney Guest returned to TikTok again to post a follow-up video, stating that the worst part of the breakdown was being stuck at “a really uncomfortable angle” for more than 20 minutes.


Replying to @Gabriella Sio #disney #ridefail

♬ original sound – bickythemouse

Despite the numerous stories of ride breakdowns, it’s important to note that the Disney Parks do take the safety and security of Guests very seriously. Disney Cast Members are trained in Guest safety and if Guests need to be evacuated from a ride know precisely how to do that in a calm and competent manner.

Per the Disney World website, the Test Track is a place where fans can take “The Ultimate Test Drive.” It is a ride where Guests can do the following:

Cruise over to the gleaming Chevrolet Design Center to create your own virtual concept car. When you’re done, buckle up in a 6-passenger “SIM Car” and take it for an exhilarating spin on the test track. 

Rev through rough terrain and obstacles along the winding circuit. Accelerate through straightaways, maneuver switchbacks through inclement weather, hug curves banked at 50-degree angles and scale hills up to 3 stories high. 

Reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour as you put your car through its paces. After each test, check the scoreboard to see how your vehicle performed!

While momentary ride breakdowns are to be expected on any Disney day, usually, Cast Members are very quick to respond and evacuate Guests to safety as needed. Here’s hoping the Disney Park will continue to keep to the highest standards for Guest safety so that fans can continue to enjoy that magical Disney experience they come for.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to keep readers updated about all Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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