Walt Disney World Resort may be “The Most Magical Place on Earth” but, from time to time, incidents, unfortunately, happen in all theme parks, no matter how safe they are or how well-trained their staff members are.
Disney World Cast Members, of course, do their best to keep rides and attractions safe and functional all day, every day. However, in certain cases, things happen that are simply out of anyone’s control.
The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) requires all theme parks in the State of Florida — including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld — to submit quarterly incident reports detailing all the incidents that occur over the course of any given year.
The second quarter 2021 report was recently released, and it confirms several recent incidents at Walt Disney World’s four theme parks — EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios –, including the unfortunate death of one Guest with a pre-existing condition, who passed out at EPCOT and later passed away at the hospital:
4/12/21 Haunted Mansion, 66 yof [66-year-old female], guest fell and fractured wrist exiting the attraction
5/30/21 Spaceship Earth, 58 yom [58-year-old male], guest with pre-existing condition passed out after exiting the attraction; later passed away at hospital
6/19/21 Teamboat Springs, 43 yom [43-year-old male], guest fractured ankle stepping into the tube
6/29/21 Avatar Flight of Passage, 27 yom [27-year-old male], guest with pre-existing condition had a seizure after experiencing the attraction
It is important to note that the most serious health problems that occurred at Walt Disney World Resort this quarter were due to pre-existing conditions, not ride malfunctions or inherent safety issues in the Parks.
At this time, The Walt Disney Company has not released a statement regarding any of these incidents, including the Guest death.