Published: 2/2/23 – 10:34 am ET
Update: 2/3/23 – 3:52 pm ET: Collision on Disney World Property Ends in Death
Yet another deadly car crash has been reported on Walt Disney World Resort property involving an SUV and a bicyclist.
Just yesterday, Disney Fanatic reported that a massive accident involving an overturned car blocked the entirety of westbound interstate traffic, causing serious congestion and multiple other accidents along the stretch of highway featuring the major Disney World exits.
Read More: Disney World Highway Turns to Chaos After Wreck Blocks All Lanes
Today, WESH2 is reporting that yet another deadly crash has occurred near World Drive, blocking the ramp leading would-be Guests to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The local NBC affiliate network explains,
“The crash was reported on World Drive northbound on the EB exit ramp to Osceola Pkwy. … Florida Highway Patrol says that a Toyota Tundra hit a bicyclist on the ramp. The bicyclist was airlifted to Osceola Regional Hospital and pronounced deceased on-scene.”
🚔 DEADLY CRASH NEAR CELEBRATION 🚔⁰-World Dr northbound on the EB exit ramp to Osceola Pkwy⁰-Ramp to Hollywood Studios and ESPN is blocked pic.twitter.com/eT4nOOBTiz
— Meaghan Mackey (@MeaghanMackeyTV) February 2, 2023
The crash was first reported at around 9 am Eastern Time, and judging by the unique road signage seen in this aerial footage posted below, it appears this accident did occur on a stretch of World Drive within Walt Disney World Property.
DEADLY CRASH blocking ramp from Osceola Pkwy to Disney's Hollywood Studios at #WaltDisneyWorld. #News13Orange pic.twitter.com/STiKRZHwCl
— Jerry Hume (@JerryHume) February 2, 2023
Osceola Parkway passes directly by Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and connects World Drive to I-4. It is not clear at this time what exactly happened or the injury level sustained by all involved, let alone why a bicyclist was on a major highway. There are no designated bike lanes on any of the main roadways on Disney World Property.
While road accidents are rare at Walt Disney World Resort, they are not unheard of, and we continue to ask all of our readers to please drive carefully when visiting your favorite Theme Parks and Resort Hotels.
We will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.