Child Falls off Balcony at Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Unfortunately, last night September 2nd, 2013 a 6 year old child fell off the balcony at the Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas

Deputies say the child was trying to reach something, so she moved a small table to the balcony railing, and lost her balance and fell from the third floor balcony. She fell into the giraffe area of the savannah, but there were no animals there at the time.

Deputies say the father was in the shower at the time, and the mother saw the child fall, and tried to grab her but she couldn’t. The child was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital with only minor injuries. She has since been released from the hospital.

They are visiting from New York.

I am glad she is ok, just be careful and watch your children at all times!!

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9 thoughts on “Child Falls off Balcony at Animal Kingdom Lodge

  1. I don’t think the writer or the site was “blaming” anyone. At least that is how I read this article. They”reported” what happened and reminded us all to watch our children. In my opinion there was no negative comment in this news article. Who was really negative?

  2. Although I agree parents are ultimately responsible for their children, I would like anyone to tell me with complete honesty they have never lost site of their child. Even if it was for a few seconds. This story is horrible, and thankfully it has a good ending. I am saddened that this popular site, who represents The Happiest Place On Earth, has chosen to highlight this story and then blame the parents for it. You chose to talk about the negative instead of turning this into a more positive post and maybe talking about ‘how to keep your children safe while traveling’ I hope those parents don’t read this. I’m sure they feel horrible as it is.

  3. When on vacation…. you have to watch your young children like hawks while anticipating their every move. Otherwise, you risk tragedy or near tragedy like this. Hoping everything turns out ok. Do expect Disney to be sued.

  4. So sad, glad there’s a happy ending. We will be staying there in 20 days with 3 kids under 10, can’t imagine we could let them out on the patio without an adult or even let the little one near the railing. But I’ve also seen parents lift their kids up to see over the edge of the Empire State Building and almost be hanging them over! Just had a mini heart attack thinking about it.

  5. As a preschool teacher, I hear it all. People believe that things don’t happen to their children. That somehow, they are just miniature adults. Parents will tray to rationalize with a 15 month old! Really, just because your child has never gotten out of your door before or climbed on a table before doesn’t mean they will never try. Watch your kids!

  6. Oh my gosh! That is soo scary! I wonder if the Mom was sleeping? Or drinking? Or maybe Disney should have child locks available if you are staying with children…just to be on the safe side. :-/

  7. Wow, I’m glad to hear there was a happy ending. Yes, people should watch their children, especially when they are in a different surrounding like on vacation.

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