The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is a top vacation spot. Renowned for its incomparable theme parks and unparalleled experiences, the Central Florida destination is rightly named The Most Magical Place On Earth.
However, just because Disney parks like Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, and water parks like Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, enchant visitors every day, doesn’t mean real life seeps into more severe cases than others. .
Each quarter, Florida theme parks, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, publish all on-site incidents, accidents and injuries. During the past quarter, the Orlando Sentinel revealed several incidents that occurred on Disney Resort property. Although the report details the occurrence of what happened and where, it does not indicate any follow-up information such as hospital visits longer than 24 hours, further treatment or any lasting effects of the problem. the guest. The Orlando Sentinel reminds readers that “parks avoid state inspections by self-reporting injuries through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.”
Incidents they reported at Walt Disney World Resort, which resulted in at least 24 hours of hospitalization, include heart problems and seizures after riding Disney attractions. They said:
On October 6, a 58-year-old woman felt dizzy and fell while leaving Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At the Magic Kingdom, a 39-year-old man suffered a seizure on October 9 after riding Splash Mountain.
Two days later, an 81-year-old man with an undisclosed pre-existing condition showed “stroke-like symptoms” after leaving Pirates of the Caribbean. A 20-year-old woman had a seizure after riding The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at the same park later that month.
Other accidents have been reported:
On October 13, an 82-year-old man passed out while on Kilimanjaro safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A day earlier, a 57-year-old woman had “heart symptoms” after riding the Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain roller coaster at the park.
On October 27, an 18-year-old man passed out and fell after leaving Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios. Two guests reported injuries after riding Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in December. On December 18, a 69-year-old man felt “unwell” after riding the attraction, and three days later a 69-year-old woman felt “disoriented”.
It should be noted that for the rides, Disney World has comprehensive health and safety guides and warnings posted at each attraction entrance, while the full Walt Disney World Ownership Rules can be viewed here.
Incidents at Universal Orlando Resort during the same period were also reported.
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The Walt Disney World Resort is currently in the midst of the world’s most magical celebration – its 50th anniversary. The 18-month-long event saw the debut of new character costumes, merchandise, with guests battling it out on October 1, and new experiences such as the Disney Enchantment fireworks at Castle Cinderella at Magic Kingdom park, Disney KiteTails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Harmonious at World Showcase.
However, despite the anniversary celebrations, guests have complained about the Disney Genie tool, and specifically the Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections, part of the app. Long lines, the abolition of virtual ride systems, and ride outages like those at Disney’s Hollywood Studios star wars: Rise of the Resistance has left Disney park guests searching for answers and refunds — even going so far as to start a “Fire Disney CEO Bob Chapek” petition in retaliation for the CEO’s actions. Just a few months ago, former Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said the House of Mouse should continue its creative thinking and not just become a data-driven company, especially when it comes to relates to parks.
This year at Walt Disney World, the all-new attraction Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will debut at EPCOT this summer, while the highly anticipated, and now mildly controversial, star wars: Galactic Starcruiser will finally welcome its Guests to the galaxy, far, far away.
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