A five-year-old boy was tonight ‘fighting for his life’ after an accident on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Paris. The child from Montpellier is in a critical condition at Necker Hospital in Paris after ‘falling under a machine’ at the end of the ride at 4.50pm local time (3.50pm GMT) today, local media said. Emergency services were called when the unidentified boy became ‘trapped between a platform and a boat’.
The child had lost his balance and fallen overboard, reported the Europe 1 radio network. He then became stuck under the boat behind the one carrying him, before his father jumped into the water and managed to free him.
A Disneyland spokesman has confirmed the accident happened. He told American Foreign Press: ‘The incident took place in late afternoon. Our first aid services quickly intervened to provide him first aid. The attraction is temporarily closed and we stand with the family.’
Astrophysicist and close friend of Thor, Jane Foster, has calculated that the Bifrost will open again on November 1 inside the Innoventions exhibit at Disneyland in Anaheim, California!
Jane Foster has been studying the Bifrost since she first met the Mighty Avenger, and was excited to help Disney coordinate this special event. Our Asgardian friends have generously provided several treasures and weapons from Asgard to display in honor of this occasion.
This story motif is one of the oldest and most popular: Making a deal with the Devil. It’s even used to sell cars! One of the most popular versions of this story is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s play Faust. A scene in F.W. Murnau’s 1926 Faust in which the shadow of the demon Mephistopheles falls over the village is said to have inspired the opening to Fantasia‘s “Night On Bald Mountain” segment. Variations on this story in appear in modern culture the likes of Stephen Vincent Benét’s short story The Devil and Daniel Webster, Charlie Daniels’ song The Devil Went Down To Georgia, and Al Pacino vehicle The Devil’s Advocate, and Marvel comics’ Ghost Rider.
This same basic story has continued to be popular because it’s archetypal. It represents a common dilemma faced by people striving to achieve a certain level of success, power or fame.
How does a person manage to get ahead without compromising one’s own moral integrity in the process? This article intends to explore this Faust/Mephistopheles dilemma using as its example the career of Walt Disney. Continue reading The Devil & Walt Disney→