Disney Guest Has Medical Issue at Epcot, Later Dies at Hospital

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.

Source: OrlandoSentinel

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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