Anything can happen, even at our favorite theme parks. These incidents are definitely kept track of as well, here’s how-

A 44-year-old man collapsed following a ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Magic Kingdom, according to an injuries report from Florida’s major theme parks.

The report was released this week. The incident regarding the 44-year-old took place May 26, according to the Memorandum of Understanding Exempt Facilities Report for the second quarter of 2023.

For those not familiar, this is an annual report that includes self-reported incidents from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

After the man exited the ride, he collapsed and later died from a personal illness, per the report. The report did not state what happened on the ride, how the man died or any possible contributing factors.

Each quarter, Florida’s major theme parks are required to provide a list of injuries that happened at the parks. The report includes basic details like when the incident happened and what ride.

Below are incidents that took place at the Walt Disney World theme parks between April and June of 2023:

  • April 2: A 61-year-old man had a seizure after riding Avatar Flight of Passage
  • April 17: A 21-year-old woman had a seizure after getting off the Frozen Ever After ride
  • May 1: A 9-year-old lost consciousness after riding Tron Lightcycle Power Run
  • June 7: A 41-year-old man fell while exiting the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway and fractured his elbow
  • June 26: A 27-year-old man had chest pains and illness after going on Test Track

Walt Disney World isn’t the only theme park resort to be listed with incidents. Universal Orlando was listed with an incident regarding a 75-year-old woman who experienced motion sickness on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Ride on April 6, according to the report.

On May 15, a 61-year-old female also experienced motion sickness on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.

Safety is of course a number one priority at all major theme parks. These types of things happen periodically, so please take care while on vacation!

Sean Sposato
The Main Street Mouse