Central Florida theme parks have submitted their injury reports for the second quarter of 2017.
There were a total of 16 illnesses or injuries that required a hospital stay of 24 hours, according to the state’s quarterly report.
Walt Disney World reported 11 incidents, while Universal Orlando had four and SeaWorld Orlando had one.
The incidents ranged from seizures to back pain.The injuries and illnesses happened between April and June.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a 31-year-old woman felt dizzy and lost consciousness on the park’s newest attraction, Flight of Passage. On June 12, a 79-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition also became ill after being on the ride.
An 81-year-old woman had motion sickness on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in April. An 18-year-old woman had a similar illness on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
Other incidents reported:
- A 57-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition experienced stroke-like symptoms on Castaway Creek at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
- A 48-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition had a seizure on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic Kingdom in May.
- A 34-year-old man reported eye irritation on Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
- A 47-year-old woman fainted on the Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure on June 20.
- A 45-year-old man reported back pain on the Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides at Universal’s Volcano Bay.
- A 54-year-old man reported a shock to his arm on Journey to Atlantis on June 15.
No incidents were reported by Legoland Florida or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
An outing at Disney World, a county fair or any of the amusement parks around Florida should be a day filled with fun and excitement. However, an amusement park injury can turn a great day into a nightmare in just a matter of seconds.
If you have been injured at an amusement or theme park, it is very important for you to contact an experienced injury lawyer before signing any documents or making any statements to a park owner or representative. The park’s initial offer will not likely cover certain necessary damages, such as ongoing medical needs or future losses.