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BREAKING: Florida releases Q4 Theme Park Injury report; Disney boasts 90% of reported injuries

Florida’s report of injuries incurred by Guests at its Central Florida theme parks in the fourth quarter of 2021 has just been released today.

Disney World truly is the most magical place on earth. From thrilling rides and vibrant storytelling inside each attraction to exceptional Broadway-style shows, parades, and nighttime spectaculars that allow Guests to truly experience the magic, there’s something for everyone at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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But even Disney World isn’t immune from the occasional hiccup. Accidents leading to injuries do happen from time to time in the parks, and when they do, Disney World and other Central Florida theme parks like Universal Studios Orlando and SeaWorld are required by state law to document them on an incident log and submit the documentation to the state.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services compiles that information into a quarterly report known as the theme park injury report and releases it to the public, usually every January, April, July, and October.

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Florida’s theme park injury report was released this morning, and though it can sometimes be vague when it comes to individual injuries, it does give an overall report of what types of injuries took place in each Central Florida theme park. Only those injuries required at least 24 hours of hospitalization and were incurred by Guests are included on the report, meaning the document doesn’t give information about Cast Member injuries or about injuries for which Guests visited the emergency room and were not admitted to the hospital.

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In reporting these types of injuries themselves, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and other theme parks in Florida avoid inspections by the state, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

The fourth-quarter theme park injury report includes data from the theme parks from October, November, and December 2021 and notes seizures and heart-related issues experienced by Guests after enjoying attractions at Disney World and Universal Studios, among other issues.

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Between October and December of last year, only Disney and Universal Guests experienced the types of injuries the parks are required to report–ten in total from the two resorts combined. Legoland, Busch Gardens Tampa, and SeaWorld reported no injuries for the fourth quarter.

According to the report, the following injuries were incurred by Guests:

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  • October 6: A 58-year-old woman felt dizzy and fell while leaving Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • October 9: At Magic Kingdom, a 39-year-old man had a seizure after riding Splash Mountain
  • October 11: An 81-year-old man with an undisclosed pre-existing condition had “stroke-like symptoms” after leaving the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction

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  • October 12: A 20-year-old woman had a seizure after riding The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction at Magic Kingdom
  • October 12: A 57-year-old woman had “cardiac symptoms” after experiencing the Expedition Everest attraction
  • October 13: An 82-year-old man passed out on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • October 27: An 18-year-old man lost consciousness and fell after leaving the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • November: No injuries reported
  • December 18: A 69-year-old man felt “unwell” after riding the Flight of Passage attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • December 21: A 69-year-old woman felt “disoriented” after leaving the Flight of Passage experience
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According to the report, 90% of the documented injuries occurred at Walt Disney World. Each of the injuries at Disney was related to seizures, feeling unwell, or cardiac symptoms, usually following a ride experience, rather than falls, broken limbs, and the like.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!