Central Florida Theme Park Injury Reports for 4th Quarter of 2018 Released


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To remain exempt from major inspection, Central Florida theme parks must list all of their quarterly incidents and injuries with the state. This quarter’s report (October – December 2018) covers a total of 13 incidents/injuries: 4 belonging to Disney, 6 to Universal, 2 to SeaWorld, and 1 to Busch Gardens.

No injuries were reported for Legoland. Only incidents or illnesses resulting in a hospital stay of 24-hours or more and deaths are reported.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom:

  • October 25th: Female, 72 – Guest injured hip while exiting ride vehicle on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
  • November 27th: Female, 58 – Guest felt dizzy after riding attraction.

Typhoon Lagoon:

  • November 20th: Male, 18 – Guest struck his head falling out of raft into catch pool on Miss Adventure Falls.
  • December 8th: Male, 44 – Guest’s arm was caught in conveyor belt during initial incline of Miss Adventure Falls, fractured arm and suffered injuries to neck and back.

Universal Orlando

Universal Studios:



  • October 16: Female, 41 – Guest felt dizziness on Revenge of the Mummy.
  • November 21st: Female, 34 – Guest experienced head pain on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
  • December 13th: Female, 35 – Guest experienced nausea on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
  • December 26th: Female, 38 – Guest had ankle pain at Fievel’s Playland.

Islands of Adventure:

Volcano Bay:

  • November 12th: Female, 11 – Guest experienced foot pain from Ko’okiri Body Plunge.

SeaWorld

  • November 24th: Male, 51 – Guest felt nauseous and vomited after riding Mako.
  • December 28th: Female, 68 – Guest experienced hip pain while riding the Sea Carousel.

Busch Gardens

  • December 28th: Male, 53 – Guest had chest pains while riding Kumba.

Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services



*The information contained in this article represents the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the DIS.


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