In February, a man died after riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that the 54-year-old man, who had a pre-existing condition, collapsed and later died in hospital.
The incident was noted in a state-required quarterly report on serious ride-related injuries and illnesses provided by major theme parks.
A representative of the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office told the Sentinel in an email the death did not appear to be one of its cases, suggesting the person “had an attending physician who agreed to sign out the death certificate due to natural causes.”
If an individual is under doctor’s care and experienced no trauma, the medical examiner’s office would not be notified.
In the first three months of 2017, Disney reported 11 major injuries and illnesses. Typically, reports just give basic information on incidents that result in either death or hospital stays of more than 24 hours.
The report also listed that a 69-year-old man with a pre-existing condition complained of back pain after riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Other incidents at the Magic Kingdom include a 72-year-old woman falling and hitting her head on the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel and a 50-year-old man took ill aboard the Pirates of the Caribbean; he had been recovering from throat surgery. Another 34-year-old man became disoriented and fell after riding Under the Sea — The Journey of the Little Mermaid.
Epcot had an 89-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition experiencing chest pain and numbness after riding Soarin’. On the same ride, a 46-year-old man had become dizzy and ill and had slurred speech the next day.
On Epcot’s Frozen Ever After, a 74-year-old woman fell and fractured her leg. While riding Mission: SPACE, a 69-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition passed out “momentarily.”
On Disney’s Hollywood Studios Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a 61-year-old man had felt ill.
On Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest, a 30-year-old man hit his head and reported a headache and feeling dizzy.
Over at Universal Orlando, a 60-year-old woman had a seizure riding Revenge of the Mummy. A 57-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman experienced motion sickness riding Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. And a 68-year-old woman riding Caro-Seuss-el felt pelvis pain.