When you wish upon a star, we’d advise you to stay on the ground.
A poor group of tourists aboard a hot air balloon, hoping to add a little magic into their lives, received a rude wake-up call to the cruelty of fate when they crashed into a lake next to Disneyland Sunday.
According to local Orange County news source 10WAVY, 17 people were in the basket when an unexpected wind swept the balloon away from the designated landing strip and into the small body of water.
In the above video, taken just before the carefree, flying machine becomes a drowning hazard, the pilot can be heard saying, “Sorry folks, we’re gonna get a little bit wet.”
AIRCRAFTW – S SR 429. Hot air balloon into retention pond. 15 ppl on side of pond. No haz, 1 BLS, cancel additional units.
— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) July 3, 2017
Luckily, no one was hurt as they had to swim to shore and their dreams of a happy trip were washed away. Everyone in the video even looks a little tickled, until the basket starts sinking and someone starts screaming horrifically. But again, no one was injured.
Just stay on the ground next time folks, and get pictures with Goofy instead.