Context: a child was abducted, they made him take a sleeping pill, they changed his hair and clothes in order to disguise him. Eventually the parents and the park staff managed to save the child.
- ところを: my main issue with this sentence. What does it mean?
- 抜け出そうとしていた: could it be here "[they] were about to sneak away"?
Also, I noticed in many text this use of 側. Does it mean here something like "the people of Disneyland", namely the staff?