An eight-year old’s visit to Disneyland was ruined when all did not go as planned, and led to a visit to the emergency room at the hospital. This resulted from injuries sustained to his neck and back, when Pluto allegedly gave the young lad an overly aggressive hug. The young boy’s mother – Laurie Ramirez of Rancho Cucamonga, California – who captured the body bruising hug on her cellphone, said her son spent the whole afternoon in the emergency room.
The boy’s mother reported that a representative from Disneyland visited the family and offered to take care of his medical bills as an attempt at pacification. She also reported that the actor costumed as Pluto had been disciplined for his fierce hug. These claims, however, have not been confirmed by any official statement from Disneyland representatives. Officials stated in an email “We are in contact with the family and are in the process of gathering the facts.”
How will this affect Pluto’s popularity with visitors to this world acclaimed theme park? Only time will tell for sure.
By Chimerenka Odimba