Eight injuries and illnesses at Central Florida’s theme parks were included in the latest quarterly report to the state of Florida.
As part of an agreement to avoid major inspections, parks have to report any guest injury or illness that requires at least a 24-hour hospital stay on quarterly basis to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Disney World accounted for four of the injuries on the list:
- On March 3, a 9-year-old girl with a pre-existing condition had a seizure after riding Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is the first time Smugglers Run has appeared in the report since opening in August 2019.
- On March 12, a 54-year-old man had a heart attack after riding Toy Story Mania.
- On March 14, a 74-year-old woman broke her leg stepping onto a Jungle Cruise boat at the Magic Kingdom.
- The same day, a 34-year-old man with a pre-existing condition reported abdominal pain after riding Test Track.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reported two injuries between January and March, both on roller coasters. A 56-year-old woman reported chest pain on Kumba on January 8. On February 9, a 55-year-old female guest went to the hospital with what the report called “extreme nausea and vomiting” after riding Montu.
The other two injuries in the report were from Universal Orlando (a 48-year-old man experiencing motion sickness on the Hulk coaster) and SeaWorld Orlando (a 65-year-old woman reported feeling ill after riding Manta).
No injuries requiring a 24-hour hospital stay were reported at Legoland Florida.
In 2019, parks reported a total of 49 injuries and illnesses.
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