TOKYO - TOKYO Disneyland on Wednesday cancelled parades for the first time since it opened 25 years ago after a massive ornament broke off on a float, narrowly missing visitors.
A 300-kilogramme ornament fell off the float during a parade on Tuesday, said Oriental Land Co, which operates the park.
After the accident, the park suspended parades while it conducts an investigation and does not know when they will resume, Oriental Land said.
Amusement rides were functioning as normal.
During the parade, the float featuring Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear character broke on a pole which supported a number of balls designed like planets.
'It slowly bent and fell off,' said Oriental Land spokesman Hiroshi Suzuki. 'It landed right in front of some guests.'
No one was injured.
Parades are a major attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, with floats of Disney characters cruising through the sprawling park in the suburbs of the Japanese capital.
Tokyo Disneyland, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors each day, opened in 1983 as Disney's first theme park outside the United States. Visits to the park have nearly become a rite of passage for Japanese children. -- AFP