Dead body found at Disneyland Paris haunted house

Disneyland Paris Employee Found Dead Inside Ride Attraction
Disneyland Paris Employee Found Dead Inside Ride Attraction

A park employee was found dead inside the haunted house at Disneyland Paris just before the park opened on Saturday morning.

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The man, 45, whose name has not been released, had been working at Disneyland Paris since 2002. He is believed to have been electrocuted while working on a faulty light fixture in "Phantom Manor," according to Le Parisien.

He was found by colleagues between 8 and 9 a.m. and confirmed dead at 10 a.m. The attraction was immediately shut down for investigation.

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"He was much appreciated by his colleagues," said Patrick Maldidier, a union representative. "He was someone who always had a smile."

An investigation is still underway, but police suspect that the incident was an accident. The ride will remain closed through at least Wednesday.

This is not the park's first employee death. In 2010, a 53-year-old cleaner died after he was trapped underneath a boat while cleaning the park's "It's a Small World" attraction.

Disneyland Paris did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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