A 4-year-old boy who got pinned
underneath the Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin ride at Disneyland
remained in critical condition Saturday.
Paramedics arrived at the theme park late Friday to find a Southern California boy underneath a vehicle, said Cynthia Harriss, president of Disneyland Resort.
“There appeared to be no malfunction of the ride or the safety mechanism,” said police Lt. Joe Vargas. “How he got from the car to the ground is something they’ll have to determine.” California Occupational Safety and Health Administration also was investigating, Harriss said in a news release.
Details on the boy’s injuries and his name were withheld by his parents, said nursing supervisor Jean Necas at University of California, Irvine Medical Center.
The Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin ride will remain closed until an investigation is complete, a Disneyland spokesman said. Park officials have not determined whether they will revamp the ride, which has seen two accidents this year.
“It’s too soon to know what, if any, changes need to be made,” said park spokesman Ray Gomez.
It was the second time a child was injured on the ride this year.
In April, a 13-year-old girl had a bruised foot when she got off the ride to retrieve a stuffed toy and became trapped in the car’s tracks.
The Car Toon Spin is a spinning, 5-minute ride in which passengers pretend to drive a cab through a cartoon world.