There were 17 injuries or illnesses that required a hospital stay of 24 hours at Central Florida theme parks from April to June of this year, according to the state’s most recent quarterly report.
The incidents ranged from motion sickness to back pain and seizures. The injuries occurred on guests ages 5 to 81.
Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom reported four injuries including a 34-year-old man with an eye irritation after riding Expedition Everest and a 19-year-old female with an existing condition suffered a seizure on Kilimanjaro Safari.
Two of the incidents occurred at Disney’s newest attraction, Pandora – The World of Avatar. A 31-year-old female felt dizzy and briefly lost consciousness on the Flight of Passage ride, while a 79-year-old with an existing condition became ill on the ride.
The injuries reported at Universal Orlando included two cases of motion sickness on Harry Potter rides and a 47-year-old female fainted on the Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure. A 45-year-old man suffered back pain after riding the Kala Serpentine Body Slide at the new Volcano Bay water park.
At SeaWorld, a 54-year-old man experienced a shock to his arm while riding Journey to Atlantis and an incident was listed on a 5-year-old boy at Aquatica, but no injury was reported.
Florida theme parks are required to file the reports for times a year to remain exempt from state inspections. The incidents are reported to the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Affairs.