In a story that’s a couple days old, but eternally upsetting, an employee of Disneyland Paris was found dead in the Phantom Manor—Europe’s equivalent of the Haunted Mansion—on April 4.
Helena Horton of the Telegraph reports:
French police have launched an investigation into the death of a Disneyland Paris worker after his body was found in a Haunted House.
They confirmed they are investigating the death of a male technician in the Phantom Manor.
The body of the 45-year old father was found at 10am on Saturday, and it is believed he died of electrocution while carrying out work in the attraction, which showcases ghosts and other sinister themes.
As per the Disneyland Paris website, the ride remains closed:
“As part of our continuing efforts to exceed the expectations of our Guests, this facility is currently closed. Please check back here for the latest updates and information about when it will reopen.”
The victim’s name has yet to be released, but Disney union representative Patrick Maldidier tells Le Parisien that the employee was well-liked around the park and “always had a smile on his face.”
Disneyland Paris has released the following statement:
“We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of one of our Cast Members, and our hearts go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time.”
Investigators speculate that the man was killed by accidental electrocution. An autopsy has yet to be performed.
Image via Disneyland Paris.