Not-So-Magic Kingdom


Magic Kingdom is one of Walt Disney World Resort’s big attractions, the first of four theme parks built in the Orlando facility. The park features a huge parade of floats featuring all your favorite Disney characters. In February of 2004, Javier Cruz was preparing for the parade backstage, already outfitted in his Pluto costume, and was accidentally run over by the Beauty and the Beast parade float when he or the float operator or both weren’t paying attention. The heavy float needed to be lifted off of Cruz by a forklift, and he died from his injuries.