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Disney World Guests Watch Disturbing Medical Emergency in Magic Kingdom

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Theme parks like the destinations found within Walt Disney World Resort are meant to be magical places filled with light, laughter, and whimsy. However, they are also crowded, often stressful, and hot (especially for the California and Florida theme parks).

Magical Fun, with Real Dangers

In times like summer, heat exhaustion is a very real threat for Disney World or Disneyland Guests — especially Disney World Guests in Central Florida.

However, other pre-existing medical conditions, freak accidents (like this recent incident), or epileptic reactions to fireworks shows can and have been factors as well when it comes to ailing Disney Guests.

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Unfortunately, it looks like one Disney Guest recently experienced a medical emergency in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

A Reddit user has just reported “an older gentleman in a stretcher” in the Magic Kingdom, in between Casey’s Corner on Main Street U.S.A. and Adventureland’s Jungle Cruise boat ride.

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Should You Leave Them Alone?

“What happened today in MK?” the Disney World visitor asked. “I saw some older gentleman in a stretcher and a large pathway blocked off between jungle cruise and Casey’s. Hope everyone is ok but saw lots of cleaning solutions and towels on the floor.”

Information about the specific event was not revealed, but the general consensus among commenters was the following: “if someone has a medical issue in the parks, the kind thing to do IMO is respect their privacy.”

What happened today in MK? I saw some older gentleman in a stretcher and a large pathway blocked off between jungle cruise and Casey’s.
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How Often Does This Happen?

“I’ve seen people taken out on stretchers a handful of times,” another Disney Guest added sadly. “Worst I’ve encountered was on a Disney cruise though, when it was pretty apparent someone had passed away during one of the shows. They did some kind of code over the loud speaker and had everyone leave the theater.”

Have you seen anyone suffer from a medical emergency or an injury while on your Disney vacation? How did you react, and did you ever find out how the situation was resolved? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, and X!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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