A Disneyland Paris Employee Was Found Dead Inside Park's Haunted House

by Sean Levinson

A Disneyland Paris worker was reportedly found dead in the park's haunted house over the weekend.

According to Huffington Post, the 45-year-old technician was discovered by another employee inside the Phantom Manor at 10 am on Saturday, shortly before the park opened to the public that day.

The deceased man, whose name has not been released, appears to have been fatally electrocuted by accident while doing some lighting work backstage, a spokesman for a local prosecutor said.

The Phantom Manor, which features a variety of ghostly illuminations as well as moving skeletons, is now closed and may not reopen until Wednesday.

In a statement, Disneyland Paris said,

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.

The deceased was described as a father who worked at the park since 2002.

Patrick Maldidier, a Disneyland Paris staff union representative, said the man was “always smiling” and widely beloved by many colleagues, The Telegraph reports.

One of the most visited locations in all of Europe, Disneyland Paris reportedly attracted 14.2 million guests in 2014.

Only half of these visitors were from France, with many others coming from the United Kingdom and Spain.

Citations: Disneyland Paris Employee Found Dead In Phantom Manor Haunted House (Huffington Post), Disneyland Paris worker found dead in Haunted House (The Telegraph)