Disney and Universal Injury Report Reveals Fractured Legs, Heart Attack, and More

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Disney and Universal Injury Report

The 2020 first-quarter injury report for Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and other Florida theme parks has officially been published. It revealed a few injuries — including two guests fracturing their legs, one guest having a heart attack, and another reporting motion sickness — that guests experienced while at Disney and Universal theme parks in early 2020.

Walt Disney World Resort First Quarter Injury Report

Below are the injuries that were reported in the MOU Exempt Facilities Report for the first quarter of 2020. Note that these injuries involved attractions at Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and EPCOT. No guest injuries at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park were included in the report.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 

  • 3/3/20 Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, 9-year-old female, guest with preexisting medical condition had a seizure after the ride
  • 3/12/20 Toy Story Mania!, 54-year-old male, guest had a heart attack after having experienced the attraction
  • 2/28/20 Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, 64-year-old male, guest had chest pains

Magic Kingdom:

  • 3/14/20 Jungle Cruise, 74-year-old female, guest fractured leg stepping into boat
  • 3/18/20 Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, 75-year-old male, guest fell and fractured leg while entering attraction vehicle

EPCOT:

  • 3/14/20 Test Track, 34-year-old female, guest with pre-existing condition experienced abdominal pain after riding the attraction
test track
Credit: Disney

Universal Orlando Resort First Quarter Injury Report

Below is the only injury that has been disclosed in the MOU Exempt Facilities Report for the first quarter of 2020:

Universal:

  • 2/16/20 The Incredible Hulk Coaster, 48-year-old male, motion sickness

You can read the full 2020 first-quarter injury report — courtesy of MOU Exempt Facilities Report — online here. The report also includes information on reported guest injuries at other major theme parks in Florida, like Busch Gardens and SeaWorld.

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Universal Orlando
Credit: Universal Orlando

Keep in mind that even though Walt Disney World is the most Magical Place on Earth and Universal is a place of fun and excitement, theme parks are not exempt from real-world problems. Those with underlying health conditions and even those who are not normally prone to injuries or sickness may, in fact, become injured while on their magical vacations. We highly recommend reaching out to a Disney Cast Member or a Universal Team Member if you or someone in your group feels ill or has been injured while at the theme parks. They are there to help.

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