TikTok videos tell of child getting shoes stuck on EPCOT escalator

The next time you visit a theme park with escalators, you may not want to wear certain types of shoes. A family made the discovery for all of us on the Land Pavilion escalator at EPCOT.

Apparently, when they got to the top of the escalator, the boy’s first shoe got stuck, and then the second got stuck as well. Luckily he wasn’t injured and Disney gave him a wheelchair to go to the store to buy new ones, but his mother said he walked barefoot all the time and could walk to the store (honestly, he probably thought it was cool that he could. My kids would have believed him.)

All I know is he was next to me and lost his balance almost at the end of the escelstor and then he yelled how the shoe was stuck. Then his other got stuck. We were able to slide his feet quickly. The escelstor got stuck and stopped moving. He’s fine and has all the toes but you’re having fun at Epcot

@helinawuest All I know is he was next to me and lost his balance almost at the end of the escelstor then he yelled how the shoe was stuck. Then his other got stuck. We were able to slide his feet quickly. The escelstor got stuck and stopped moving. He’s fine and has all your toes but you’re having a fun day at Epcot #escalators #epcot #disneyworld #wdw #cosmicrewind #summervacation #firstdayofsummer #fyp #ripcrocs #favoriteshoes ♬ original sound – Helina Wuestewald

The woman then posted more videos answering the questions. She first put up a video explaining how he got hold of the shoes and said, “Disney got it right. My son is fine, he’s not hurt so they’ll just get the escalator fixed so that doesn’t happen [anyone else.]

@helinawuest Reply to @puppy.love89 #greenscreen they gave us socks too #newshoes #mickeyshoes #mickeymouse #epcot #wdw #disneyworld #goofy ♬ original sound – Helina Wuestewald

Apparently someone tried to tell her that the escalators are marked to not have fangs on them, but she points out that there is no sign.

As others have pointed out, Disney sells them so you can wear them in the parks. I think flip flops could also cause this problem.

@helinawuest Reply to @cwgardner3 ♬ original sound – Helina Wuestewald

Then, in true “Pixie Duster” fashion, people were pestering her about it. Because how dare you show people this possible danger and specifically say that Disney got it right and their child was fine.

Luckily no one was hurt and there is NO REASON to behave like this and harass this woman. This is a valid concern that people should be aware of. It could save someone else’s toes or shoes from the same fate.

@helinawuest @user3611556890067 ♬ MEANS! – Madeline the person

She even posted a final video telling it all and again explaining how Disney fixed the issue. I think that’s partly because people may have hinted that she was a bad mother for letting this happen. Well, as a mom, things happen in the blink of an eye. She talked about how she held his hand and everything. But of course vilify the mother because you think she blames Disney, when she did no such thing.

Sorry, but it makes me angry that people treat her that way. She was probably sharing it to let people know it can happen and to be aware of it.

@helinawuest Reply to @sprucedup ♬ original sound – Helina Wuestewald

Just be careful if you’re on the escalators.

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