But Disney's hid more than cartoon reptiles. We're talking about concealing injured people, to the extent that they'd do everything short of disappearing your broken body into the hyena den in order to prevent the sight of some paramedics from killing everyone's buzz. For instance, in 2000, nine riders were seriously injured on Space Mountain when a car jumped the track. In the aftermath, a report by the fire service noted that Disney employees conspired to keep news of the incident "as stealthy as possible" by only giving scant details over the radios, which contributed to a delayed medical response. Which is of course the last thing you'd want when there's a chance your final moments could be scored to the never-ending chorus of It's A Small World.
On that occasion, no one died, but others haven't been so lucky. In 1981, a teenager was stabbed at Disneyland. Instead of calling an ambulance, Disney piled him and the resident nurse into the back of an unmarked van and drove him to the hospital, where he later died of his injuries. Although there was some debate over whether his wounds were survivable in the first place, it's fair to say that their first port of call should have been trained professionals instead of a nurse more accustomed to treating nosebleeds and cotton-candy-induced nausea.
In another incident, a tourist was killed in 1998 when a metal cleat attached to a boat ride broke free and struck him in the head, ripping away his jaw. Before the police could get there, Disney staff had cleaned up the bloody scene ("out of courtesy to our guests") and bagged up vital pieces of evidence that didn't find their way to the police for another four days.
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