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Two Women Injured on Same Ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Two unrelated incidents at one of the country’s largest amusement parks has brought attention to the alarming frequency of theme park injuries.

Theme parks, including Disney World, are required by the state of Florida to submit reports each quarter, disclosing any information regarding illnesses or injuries sustained to park-goers in relation to their rides that involved a 24-hour hospital stay.

Within the latest report, which documented injuries from April to June, it is noted that on June 24, 2017, a 31-year-old woman suffered dizziness and temporarily passed out while riding the new Pandora simulator attraction, while a 79-year-old woman suffered similar symptoms just two weeks prior.

The ride itself is a 3D simulation in which riders are whisked away on the backs of mountain banshees into the majestic world of Pandora, located at the World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We have included an additional shortlist of incidents documented in these quarterly reports:

April:

  • 18-year-old woman reported motion sickness on the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts roller coaster.
  • 81-year-old man reported similar issues on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

May:

  • 48-year-old woman had a seizure on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

June:

  • 47-year-old woman suffers fainting spell on the Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.
  • 19-year-old woman suffers seizure on Kilimanjaro Safaris ride in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We are in the peak of tourist season here in Florida, and the Walt Disney World resort is one of the most vacationed spots in the state when it comes to amusement parks, as is followed closely by these additional outstanding theme parks:

Here at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., we always want our friends and family to make the most of their summer vacations, but we also understand that accidents can occur, and we are here to help. If you or a loved one have been injured in an Orlando amusement park accident, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.

Sources:

  • http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-theme-park-injuries-20170718-story.html
  • https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/07/18/us/ap-us-theme-parks-injuries.html

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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