Reports of Possible Suicide at Popular Disney World Hotel

Contemporary Resort Possible Suicide
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Every day, more than 160,000 people visit a Walt Disney World theme park. That number increases a lot if you add in those who are also visiting Disney Springs, as well as locals visiting a Disney World hotel to enjoy a delicious meal. For those who are visiting for a full vacation, there are more than 25 hotels to enjoy, with prices to fit nearly every budget. For those who want to splurge on their Disney vacation, there are eight Deluxe Resorts, This includes one that has been around since Disney World opened in 1971 — Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Disney's Contemporary Resort

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With that many people visiting Disney World every day, there are bound to be some bad things that happen there. Accidents happen, Guests get injured, Guests suffer from medical emergencies, and more. Sadly, we are learning that, early on the morning of July 26, a Guest may have committed suicide at the Contemporary Resort, which is located right next to the Magic Kingdom.

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YouTuber The Rogue Attraction said that, at 5:33 am, a call came into the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, reporting a dead person at Disney World. Rogue Attraction showed the call log, confirming the call was for a “Dead Person”. He further went on to say that he is in a Facebook group where many people were asking what happened at Bay Lake Tower. Multiple Guests reported being redirected as they tried to cross the Sky Bridge, which connects Bay Lake Tower with the main Resort building.

Twitter user Cap’n John Dee said that he is also staying at the Contemporary and heard that someone committed suicide.

Staying at Bay Lake. Security wouldn’t allow us to take the 5th floor bridge to Contemporary this morning. Walked outside and saw the scene being cleaned up & investigated from a distance. Apparent suicide. Prayers to the family.

It is important to note that, at this time, nothing has been confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office or Walt Disney World Resort officials.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that someone has committed suicide while at a Disney Park. Back in December 2022, a middle school principal jumped to his death from the Mickey & Friends Parking garage at Disneyland Resort. Just two months later, another woman died at the same parking structure, but police have not revealed if she fell or jumped.

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About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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