• Santa falls from float during Disneyland parade

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. -

    Good thing Santa is used to shimmying down a chimney. His rosy outlook and his comfort with heights came in handy when a float failed during an afternoon parade at Disneyland. 

    The sleigh that was used for Saturday’s “A Christmas Fantasy” parade broke from the float and sent Santa falling, The Orange County Register reported

    He had a safety harness on and dangled on the side of the float, surrounded by Disney-themed toys, until cast members could respond to get him down.

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    The float then continued through the parade, but sans Santa, as people on social media pointed out.

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    The same Santa was back in a backup float for the parade the next day while his sleigh is in for repairs, Disneyland officials told the Register

    They did not say what caused the float to break, the Register reported.

    Santa Claus waves to Disneyland guests from his sleigh during the seasonal A Christmas Fantasy parade, performed daily at Disneyland Park.
    Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

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