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You’ll feel terrible for laughing at these falling Disneyland performers

"I don't think that was supposed to happen."


Miles Klee

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Posted on Jul 24, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:49 pm CDT

You know what’s never funny? Someone falling. You know what’s never, ever, ever funny? Someone with one of those terrible Disneyland gigs as a costumed character stumbling over their own bulky getup and eating pavement. Come on, guys, they might be seriously hurt.  

What’s even less funny than that is how difficult that costume makes it to recover. Other employees will have to rush in and help you put your head back on before the children are traumatized. (Though Goofy shows good poise after getting mowed down by a parade float.)

I’m so glad we could all come together and not laugh at this sequence of unmitigated tragedy.

Photo by Joe Penniston/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Jul 24, 2014, 11:34 am CDT