Man Dies After Riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World
One of the more popular rides at Walt Disney World had an unfortunate incident not too long ago. This is not the first time that someone has died on Disney property. With it being one of the happiest places in the world, these stories are always shocking.
Theme parks like Disney World are required to report ride-related injuries and illnesses to the state each quarter. In the latest report, a death appeared on the books after a man rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad back in February.
The man apparently had a preexisting heart condition and didn't listen to those safety warnings screamed at you over the loud speaker while you spend twenty minutes waiting for the ride. He allegedly collapsed after riding the coaster and was taken to the hospital where he later died due to his pre-existing condition.
11 people in total were listed on the first quarter report having suffered from injuries or illnesses while at Disney World. The rest of the injuries, which have been quoted directly from the report, are included below.
Also on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a 69-year-old man with a pre-existing condition complained of neck pain.
Throughout the rest of the Magic Kingdom, a 72-year-old woman fell and hit her head on the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel and a 50-year-old man recovering from throat surgery became ill aboard the Pirates of the Caribbean. A 34-year-old man felt disoriented and fell after riding Under the Sea — The Journey of the Little Mermaid.
At Epcot, an 89-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition felt chest pain and numbness after riding Soarin’. A 46-year-old man felt dizzy and ill, with slurred speech, the next day on the same ride.
A 74-year-old woman fell and fractured her leg while entering a boat on Frozen Ever After. And a 69-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition passed out “momentarily” on Mission: SPACE.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a 61-year-old man felt ill after riding Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a 30-year-old man reported having a headache and feeling dizzy after he reported being struck on the head at Expedition Everest
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