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Quarterly Report of Incidents and Deaths at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Released

A new state report is out, revealing the most serious injuries and health issues at Florida’s biggest theme parks. The Florida Department of Agriculture has released its latest report that describes the theme park visitors’ incidents from April through June 2021.

In the new report, Disney confirmed a 58-year-old man with a pre-existing condition passed out after exiting Spaceship Earth during Memorial Day weekend and later died at the hospital. We previously reported the Mississippi tourist died of natural causes on May 30. According to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office report, the man, who had a history involving heart issues, collapsed shortly after riding the classic attraction.

The state injury report listed several other incidents at the parks.

At Walt Disney World Resort:

  • A 27-year-old man with a pre-existing condition had a seizure June 29 after riding Avatar Flight of Passage.
  • A 66-year-old woman fell and broke her wrist getting out of the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion on April 12.
  • At Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a 43-year-old man broke his ankle stepping into a tube on Teamboat Springs on June 19.

At Universal Orlando Resort:

  • A 59-year-old woman had a headache June 9 after riding Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal’s Islands of Adventures.

Florida’s major theme parks self-report guests’ most serious injuries to the state. The parks must report incidents where people are hurt or sick on the ride and immediately go to the hospital for at least 24 hours.

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