Disney World Ride Shuts Down After Guest Passes Out, Needs Ambulance

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Florida summers are brutal, especially when walking miles a day on the hot concrete at Walt Disney World Resort. After all, the Disney Parks were built on thousands of acres of humid swampland!

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Even for locals used to the heat, it’s easy to get dehydrated or experience heat stroke while at Disney Springs or any of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks – EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Last week, the heat became too much for one Guest. Reddit user u/Arctic-Fox-410 shared that they passed out boarding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom:

Well the heat is BAD right now. I was that person that passed out getting on Big Thunder Mountain yesterday. They had to call the paramedics and I was the reason half of the ride got shut down for like 30 minutes. Oops! 

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Thankfully, the Guest is recovering well. They moved from Texas to Florida a year ago and said they still weren’t quite ready for Florida summers:

This is our first summer going to the parks in this heat and it is awful. We moved from TX which is just as hot or even hotter, but it is a totally different game here with the humidity and the crowds at the parks.

More on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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Brave Guests taller than 40 inches can hop aboard the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland. From Disney:

Race through a haunted gold mine aboard a speeding train on this thrilling coaster-style ride.

The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

Legend has it that soon after gold was first discovered here in the 1850s, eerie things began to happen. Trains would take off and race through tunnels—by themselves.

After you arrive at the legendary Big Thunder Mining Company, descend into an abandoned mine shaft and board your train. As you enter the cursed cavern, the engine speeds up along the rickety track. Dodge exploding dynamite and falling boulders as you swoop around turns, drop into canyons and dart through the mysterious ghost town of Tumbleweed.

Your rip-roaring adventure proves that some legends are true. You’re sure to have a real blast!

How Scary Is it?

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a fast roller coaster-type attraction designed for kids and adults. However, some parts of this attraction are bumpy and, in some instances, take place in the dark.
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For your safety, make sure to stay hydrated, take rest breaks, and eat regular meals while visiting Walt Disney World Resort. You can also cool off on water rides like Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids! 

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.

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