Another round of reported injuries have been released from Walt Disney World Resort from the tail end of last year and include instances of injured limbs, cardiac issues, and a seizure.
Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcome Guests of all ages, often in almost any physical condition. While Disney rides and attractions come with very clear warnings, accidents and injuries still happen. Under the current regulations of the Florida Department and Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida’s major Theme Parks are required to self-report in-Park injuries that require Guests to stay in the hospital for at least 24 hours.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, here are some of the latest from Disney,
A 35-year-old man had a seizure on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster in October, and a 68-year-old woman with an undisclosed pre-existing illness felt dizzy and nauseous after riding the Avatar Flight of Passage simulator later that month. In December, a 69-year-old man with an unnamed condition felt light-headed after riding the Kali River Rapids water ride, and a 15-year-old girl with pre-existing abdominal pain felt her pain worsen after riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
An 80-year-old woman also reportedly hurt her right leg falling in the Carousel of Progress theater, and a 69-year-old man hurt his right arm and shin after misstepping out of one of the boats in Pirates of the Caribbean.
A 56-year-old man also suffered an “undisclosed ‘cardiac event’” after riding Frozen Ever After at EPCOT.
None of these reported incidents appear to have been fatal.
Universal Orlando Resort also reported some injuries as well, including two heart-related situations on the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts roller coaster and the Fast & Furious – Supercharged simulator ride. A woman with a pre-existing condition also felt her leg go numb while riding The Incredible Hulk Coaster.
We at Disney Fanatic advise all Theme Park Guests to please heed the warning signs, understand your conditions, and give due diligence to each ride decision.
We will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.