Sad news to share. If you were visiting Walt Disney World’s EPCOT this past Saturday, March 20, chances are you noticed the large crowds as the park was at capacity. You may have also seen a large police presence when an emergency occurred in the Future World portion of the park that evening. A Disney guest had a medical issue and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
As reported by OrlandoSentinel: “A 66-year-old New York tourist has died after first-responders responded to a medical call Saturday night at Epcot. Robert Ostrem, of West Islip, N.Y., was later pronounced dead Saturday at AdventHealth Celebration Hospital after authorities responded to a call at about 8:30 p.m. near Spaceship Earth at front of the park, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office that covers Orange and Osceola counties. Ostrem died of natural causes stemming from heart problems, the medical examiner’s office said.”
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The last thing you think of when visiting Walt Disney World is something tragic happening. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ostrem family during this time.