Possible Suicide Reported at Disney’s Old Key West Resort

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Another possible suicide has been reported at the Walt Disney World Resort, this time at Disney’s Old Key West Resort Hotel.

This week has featured tragic news from the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” Recently, we reported on a possible suicide that occurred at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Now, there is news that last week, another Guest reportedly died by suicide at Disney’s Old Key West Resort in the Disney Springs Resort Area.

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Old Key West Resort, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

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Guest Reports Hearing Gun Shots at Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Recently, a Disney Guest shared the story. The Guest shared that they heard a “defeating” noise from the room next to theirs, which turned out to be a gunshot. They reported that the man allegedly died by suicide. They elaborated further,

Scared the shit out of us I thought someone shot through the window. We assumed golf ball cracked through the window or someone set off a firecracker inside the room. They where in the attached deluxe studio to our one bedroom. 

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Disney Springs / Credit: D23

The Guest reported that Disney did everything to try and keep the Guest and their family out of the room, but they couldn’t get over the noise. They added, “It scared my one year old and newborn to death.”

Disney reportedly also made an effort to make the Guests’ stay more magical: “Chef mickeys even kept us later and did extra magic.”

However, one Guest checked in about whether Disney moved the family to another villa, and the Guest shared that wasn’t the case. When asked about it, they explained, “No! Which was insane! They completely didn’t say much after we returned but said to contact Disney experience when we checked out.”

Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park

Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

Related: Missing Disney World Cast Member Found Dead

The thread featured further stories from other Disney Guests about how death by suicide is allegedly far more common at the Disney Parks. However, Disney makes an effort to “[keep] it out of the news.”

Stay tuned to Disney Fanatic for the latest Disney news.

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Disney’s Old Key West Resort / Credit: Disney

More on Disney’s Old Key West Resort at Disney World

Disney’s Old Key West Resort is a classic destination for Disney fans. The Disney Vacation Club Resort is one where Guests can “Experience the romance of the Florida Keys at this tranquil community of Conch Flats—a sprawling island hamlet with shimmering waterways, swaying palm trees and manicured golf-course fairways.”

The Disney Resort is famous for its main pool, the 149,000-gallon Sandcastle Pool (along with three others, think Old Turtle Pond), and offers the dining option of Olivia’s Cafe, which features American cuisine with a Caribbean twist.

The Disney Resort Hotel is one of many other DVC Club destinations owned by the Walt Disney Company like Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, the Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and more.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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