20 Freak Accidents That Happened At Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World and all the other Disney theme parks are full of magical moments that are difficult to explain with words. Due to its large size and multiple theme parks, Walt Disney World is usually the most popular destination among Disney fans. It is home to some of the most memorable attractions in world and continues to be a delight to guests year after year. With all that being said, and most people don’t like to admit this, there have been some crazy accidents at Walt Disney World. Disney does its best job to cover up any traumatic disasters, but usually information leaks to the public. With all of those rides, something was bound to go wrong. This list covers 20 of those attractions that have had one or more accidents reported. Keep in mind that Disney has a pretty rigorous safety and maintenance protocol, so a lot of these were freak accidents.
This classic ride has become a favorite at Animal Kingdom and is definitely worth a trip to the park. In 2005, however, a man collapsed after exiting the ride, and eventually died of a heart attack. It was eventually discovered that the guest had an artificial pacemaker, and Disney’s statement was that the ride was working correctly.
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
This iconic ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of Disney’s only roller coasters and is a great attraction for fans of Aerosmith. Back in 2006, a 12-year-old boy was found unresponsive in his seat after the ride had finished. On his way to the hospital, he was declared dead from a supposed heart defect. Disney claimed that the ride was working fine.
One of Disney’s other coaster adds a whole new twist to the roller coaster concept. When you reach the tip of the mountain, the train tracks appear to be broken, and the carts go careening through the mountain. In 2007, a 44-year-old man lost consciousness at some point during the ride and received CPR upon his return to the loading platform. After reviewing the body, it was declared that the man had died of natural causes.
While this attraction is no longer at Walt Disney World, it was very popular in it’s prime and fans still crave its return. In 1995, a tragic turn of events found a four-year-old girl passed out after riding the simulator. The ride was stopped halfway through so medical personnel could attend to her. She was transported to the local hospital and pronounced dead when she arrived. It was reported that she had prior heart conditions before entering the ride. The medical reports found no evidence linking the ride to her death.