A number of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando visitors suffered seizures and cardiac-related issues after riding attractions at the parks, according to the quarterly theme park injury report from the state of Florida.
The report, put together by the state department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, lists injuries and illnesses from the major theme parks between October and December, 2021.
To remain exempt from state inspections, the theme parks self-report serious incidents that require hospitalisation of at least 24 hours. Walt Disney World reported nine incidents, while Universal Orlando only reported one.
At the Magic Kingdom, a 39-year-old woman had a seizure after riding Splash Mountain on the 9th October. Several days later, an 81-year-old with an existing medical condition experienced “stroke-like symptoms” after riding Pirates of the Caribbean. On the 22nd October, a 20-year-old female had a seizure after riding The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
A number of the incidents included in the report happened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. On the 12th October, a 57-year-old woman had “cardiac symptoms” after leaving Expedition Everest. The following day, an 82-year-old man passed out on Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Two incidents were also listed for Animal Kingdom’s Avatar Flight of Passage. A 69-year-old man felt “unwell” after riding the attraction on the 18th December. Several days later, a 69-year-old woman felt “disoriented” after riding Avatar Flight of Passage.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a 58-year-old felt dizzy and fell whilst leaving Toy Story Mania on the 6th October. Later in October, an 18-year-old man passed out and fell after leaving Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster.
Universal Orlando’s only reported incident happened on the 2nd December. A 27-year-old woman had a seizure after riding Fast & Furious – Supercharged at Universal Studios Florida.
SeaWorld Orlando, Legoland Florida and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay didn’t report any incidents during the three-month period.
Stay tuned to Orlando Theme Park Zone for more Orlando theme park-related news and information.
H/T Spectrum News 13