Quarterly Report Reveals Guests Experienced Heart Issues, Falls, and More at Walt Disney World Last Fall

Walt Disney World is known as the Most Magical Place on Earth, and that’s true! For many, Walt Disney World Resort is also considered one of the safest places on Earth.

Whether visiting Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT, Walt Disney World has extensive security and has conducted extensive safety tests on each attraction to ensure nobody gets hurt. However, some things happen that are simply out of Disney’s control.

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Although the safety of Guests is Walt Disney World’s top priority, some injuries cannot be controlled, predicted, or inherently prevented by Disney. According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, a quarterly report has revealed seven different injuries from October through December 2022.

From Orlando Sentinel’s report:

Under an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which oversees state ride regulations, Florida’s major theme parks self-report guest injuries on rides that required at least 24 hours of hospitalization.

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Three Guests were injured in October, two of which were due to pre-existing conditions. A 56-year-old man experienced a “cardiac event” while riding Frozen Ever After in EPCOT.

In Magic Kingdom, a 35-year-old man had a seizure while riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. In Animal Kingdom, a 68-year-old woman felt “dizzy and nauseous” upon exiting Avatar Flight of Passage.

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In November, two Guests were injured in Magic Kingdom after falling. A 69-year-old man hurt his arm and shin “while stepping into a boat on Pirates of the Caribbean,” and an 80-year-old woman hurt her leg in “Carousel of Progress.”

In December, two more Guests were injured due to pre-existing conditions. In Animal Kingdom, a 69-year-old man experienced light-headedness after riding the Kali River Rapids, and a 15-year-old girl experienced worsened abdominal pain after riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Magic Kingdom.

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These are the only injuries we are aware of due to the nature of Florida’s self-reporting theme park laws, which can often result in the reports being “vague or inaccurate,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.