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Why Disneyland Had to Close Space Mountain

Disneyland (California) shut down the Space Mountain rollercoaster after a man, reportedly in his 20s, climbed out of the ride and jumped down while it was moving.

“He had to maneuver himself around the safety mechanism,” Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said, referring to the safety lap bar in each of the ride’s cars, the OC register reported.

The man, who appeared to be uninjured, was administered aid by Anaheim police as they were responding to the incident.

The man reportedly has cognitive disabilities and wiggled out of the moving ride while the rollercoaster was making its slow climb up, before dropping down into its many high-speed twists and turns, the Register reported.

As soon as the Disney employees realized the man was missing, they stopped the ride. The ride is still closed during the investigation, as the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is inspecting the ride.

Park officials have called the incident “extremely rare.”

The man was taken to a hospital for a precautionary examination, Disney confirmed.

No police report has been filed.

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