2020 Fourth Quarter Theme Park Injury Report Released for Disney and Universal, Lists Runaway Railway, Space Mountain, Hulk, and Hagrid’s

The 2020 fourth-quarter injury report for Central Florida theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, is now available. 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 2020’s third-quarter injury report (Walt Disney World was closed for the second quarter). Below are incidents from the fourth-quarter, which ran from October through December.

Walt Disney World

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (10/28/20): 86-year-old female guest tripped and fell exiting the ride vehicle, injuring her head, arm, and leg

Magic Kingdom

  • Space Mountain (11/21/20): 60-year-old female guest felt ill after experiencing the attraction

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster (11/27/20): 14-year-old female guest experienced a seizure
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure (12/4/20): 25-year-old female guest experienced a seizure

You can read the full report here.

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Karen Porter
Karen Porter
1 month ago

To the first, I hope they’re ok. To the second, again I hope they’re ok and motion sickness sucks. To the two at Universal, oh dear… seizures are no joke. I’ve had seizures before and they’re no fun. That had to be terribly frightening for the guests and employees. I hope all parties involved recovered quickly.

beautiful gorgeous
1 month ago

I’ll be on the one in the next quarter. I tripped over uneven sidewalk at Disney Springs. It was getting dark; the line was moving fast to get into World of Disney. Next thing I know, I’m flying and I land mostly on my left side. The Disney folks helped me get to a clinic the next day (when I asked for help getting to a clinic). My wrist was sprained. It’s been over 2 weeks, still a problem. I’m going to see an orthopedic where I live this week.

Gg Hol
Gg Hol
1 month ago

Oh boy. Praying for a healthy healing. Thank God your ok though 🥰

1 month ago

Why is it when someone gets sick or falls it’s always Disney’s fault. Some rides make people sick it’s not Disney fault. Don’t go on rides then. Also if you fall watch where you are going. I’m sure all these people will sue the parks. All bc they want something for free.

1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

No one said it is Disney’s fault. They are just reportable incidents. It would be interesting to note if the seizures occurred in people with known seizure history.

Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams
27 days ago

Weird. I thought I’d be on the December 4th list. I hurt my arm in line for the Little Mermaid ride, and I got so dizzy from pain for a prolonged time that they had to take me out on the stretcher through Be Our Guest and to the ER. After a few heart tests and x-rays, they said I was clear to go. I got back to Houston and had more tests done. Nerve damage to my elbow that is still not healed 2 months later. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It’s gonna be hard to go back to the Magic Kingdom and… Read more »

Tom Corless
26 days ago

How did you hurt your arm in line?