VIDEO: Child Dangerously Climbs Disney Resort Structure

Images Credit: @magicalwdw (left) / Disney (right)

It’s Springtime in Central Florida which means a day at the pool is the perfect way to beat the warmer temperatures. But, a viral video now shows a Disney pool day turned sour as a child dangerously climbs a waterfall structure.

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It seems like we’ve seen it ALL when it comes to Walt Disney World Resort and social media. From the random videos of attractions breaking down and needing a push to the finish line, to Cast Members being yelled at for moving a stroller, and even Guests who think it’s a good idea to put legs in a moving Theme Park attraction’s water.

News that makes us scratch our heads may be more evident on social media, but viral videos such as a Grandmother seeing Magic Kingdom for the first time or an adorable Frozen fan crying tears of joy provide the Disney pixie dust balance we Disney fans need.

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This video however is extremely concerning as a child visiting Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort pool decided to climb the massive Mayan pyramid waterfall that towers over the Disney Resort’s feature pool, The Dig Site.

In the video below, you’ll see a child has reached the top of the Disney Hotel’s waterfall pyramid and is looking down below. Young in age, we suspect the child isn’t a strong swimmer with a life vest in place around his chest. One man climbs to the top and holds the child on the way down the waterfall. Another man jumps in to help with the rescue.

@magicalwdw took to TikTok to share a video over Easter weekend noting, “Never a dull moment at Disney world.Looks like a scene out of Tarzan. Young kid climbs upon Coronado Springs water fall. What’s your thoughts? #disney # waltdisneyworld # disneymerch # magicalwdw # waltdisney“. Check out the video below:


Never a dull moment at Disney world.Looks like a scene out of Tarzan. Young kid climbs upon Coronado Springs water fall. What’s your thoughts? #disney #waltdisneyworld #disneymerch #magicalwdw #waltdisney

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We’re thankful that the child made it down to safety. Comments to the video note, “How did he get up there and no parent stopped him?” with another saying, “If the parents were paying attention the child wouldn’t have had time to get up there. I would be afraid of getting banned.”

Disney describes the Moderate Resort Hotel pool as “The Lost City of Cibola Pool”:

Sun worshipers of all ages will dig the Dig Site, a sprawling pool complex with a Mayan ruins theme. Discover the Lost City of Cibola pool, whose centerpiece is a 50-foot pyramid where weary explorers can revive themselves in the waters streaming down its stone steps. A 123-foot-long waterslide featuring a spitting Jaguar spirit animal makes for a fierce ride.

Be sure to keep an eye on those kiddos, Disney fans!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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