PARIS, France – The body of a 45-year-old Disneyland Paris employee was found inside the theme park’s haunted house attraction Saturday.
According to Sky News, the worker is believed to have died by accidental electrocution while working on the Phantom Manor ride before the park opened for the day.
Disneyland Paris said in a statement, “We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of one of our Cast Members, and our hearts go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time.”
The Phantom Manor will be closed until Wednesday while police investigate the death.
This is the second fatal employee accident at Disneyland Paris. In 2010, an employee was trapped under a boat in the “It’s a Small World” ride while it was being cleaned. They were dragged along the tracks when the ride was switched on.