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1.In 1973, an 18-year-old and his 10-year-old brother stayed on Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland past closing time, then tried to leave by swimming across the Rivers of America. The older brother drowned while attempting to carry the younger one, who couldn't swim, to shore. The younger brother survived by doggy-paddling and was eventually rescued.
2.In 2003, one man died and 10 others were injured on Disneyland's Thunder Mountain Railroad when the ride derailed.
3.In 1984, a woman was decapitated on the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland after being thrown from her seat toward an incoming bobsled.
4.In 1984, eight teenagers were trapped and killed in a fire in the Haunted Castle attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure.
5.In 1976, a man with a heart condition died after riding the new roller coaster The Python at SeaWorld's Busch Gardens. The ride's original tag line, “I challenged the Python and lived!" was removed after the incident.
6.In 2008, a 17-year-old was decapitated by a moving ride after climbing over multiple fences around the Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia.
7.In 1986, a scare actor for Universal Studios Hollywood's Fright Nights event fell between two tram cars and was crushed to death.
8.In 1979, six children and one adult were killed in the Sydney Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
9.In 2004, a woman fell 60 feet to her death from a ride called The Hawk at Rockin' Raceway in Tennessee after her harness reportedly came undone mid-way in the air. The park's manager was charged with second-degree murder and subsequently convicted of reckless homicide.
10.In 2007, a 13-year-old girl had both her feet severed by a snapped cable on the Superman: Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
11.In 2019, a wave machine malfunctioned at Yulong Shuiyun Water Amusement Park in China, causing tsunami-sized waves. 44 people were injured, including five who had to be hospitalized.
12.In 2007, 12 passengers were trapped hanging upside down 150 feet in the air on the X-Coaster, a ride at Magic Springs in Arkansas, for over 30 minutes during a power outage.
No serious injuries occurred.