2020 Third Quarter Injury Report Released for Central Florida Theme Parks – Guest Has Stroke on Mission: SPACE, More Issues at Volcano Bay

The 2020 third-quarter injury report for Central Florida theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, has been released thanks to the MOU Exempt Facilities Report. Typically, amusement parks and fairs are subject to inspection from the State of Florida. However, “Permanent facilities that employ at least 1,000 full-time employees and that maintain full-time, in-house safety inspectors” are exempt from state inspection.

To remain exempt, the operators must report serious injuries to Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services every quarter for the MOU Exempt Facilities Report. We reported on 2020’s first-quarter injury report and Walt Disney World was closed for the second quarter. Thankfully, there have not been many injuries since the parks reopened.

Walt Disney World


  • Mission: Space (7/26/20): 68-year-old female guest with a pre-existing condition had a stroke after experiencing the green side of the attraction

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal’s Volcano Bay

  • Ohno Drop Slide (9/5/20): 59-year-old female experienced hip/pelvis pain

Volcano Bay recently made headlines due to a large number of injuries reported at another one of its slides, Punga Racers.

You can read the full report here.

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1 year ago

Why they even still have Mission Space is beyond me. They should put something in to draw in people, not repel them. And with Imagination the way it is, they really don’t need two outright repellent rides in their already limited options.

1 year ago
Reply to  AdeeK

I will never forgive Disney for replacing Horizons by that Giant Space Laundry Machine called Mission:Space! 🤮

1 year ago

I was evacuated off RotR in December 2019 and sent to the hospital. I’m offended that I was left off.

Ron Zenobia
Ron Zenobia
1 year ago

Maybe if people could read the possible risks that are clearly posted they wouldn’t have issues. Mission to space is one of the best rides. If you can’t handle it maybe go ride it’s a small world.