During the first three months of 2015, three people felt seriously ill after riding Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey at Universal Orlando.
According to a quarterly theme-park injury report submitted to the state of Florida, Walt Disney World reported six injuries and Universal reported seven.
There were no reported injuries at SeaWorld, Wet `n Wild and Legoland.
According to reports, the injuries on the Harry Potter ride include a 69-year-old man who felt chest discomfort, a 51-year-old man with a pre-existing condition had difficulty moving his extremities and a 76-year-old woman experienced “altered mental status.”
At Disney’s Magic Kingdom, a 64-year-old man hurt his ankle while stepping out of a car at the Indy Speedway. At the Animal Kingdom, two people reportedly felt ill after riding Expedition Everest.
Theme park accidents actually occur more often than the public might think. The major Florida theme parks include Universal Orlando, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld Orlando, Disney’s Blizzard Beach, LEGOLAND Florida, DisneyQuest, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Universal Studios Florida, Discovery Cove and many more.
Most people tend to think that roller coasters are the most dangerous areas of a theme park. While in some cases these rides do present serious risks, injuries at an amusement park can also frequently result from:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Drowning or Near-Drowning
- Waterborne Illness
- Disney Monorail Accidents
- Shuttle Bus Accidents
- Food Contamination
- Malfunctioning Machinery
- Animal Bites & Attacks