A Disney Guest recently experienced heart issues while at Walt Disney World Resort.
Walt Disney World Resort is “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” However, some Disney Park Guests experience moments and incidents that can serve as potential “low points” on their vacation. Despite its reputation as a place of magic and wonder, it should come as no surprise that Walt Disney World Resort has also been the site of several notable incidents over the years.
Disney World Guests have been caught smuggling prohibited items, breaking Disney rules, fighting in lines, fighting with Cast Members, using the restroom in other places, or even climbing Cinderella Castle.
Disney World includes four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each theme park includes something for Guests of all ages and sizes. Disney World also has two water parks called Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon for Guests trying to beat the heat.
The Disney Parks include attractions such as Jungle Cruise, “it’s a small world,” Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, It’s Tough to be a Bug!, Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, Haunted Mansion, Spaceship Earth, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, and many more iconic rides, entertainment offerings, and much more.
Recently, however, one Guest shared a frightening experience. Less than an hour before the fireworks were set to start, they began having chest pains and heart palpitations.
“45 minutes before the fireworks start I start getting bad chest pains and crazy heart palpitations. I tell my wife that it’s just the heat, I go to the first aid center, I tell her to take the kids to the fireworks, and she does,” the Guest shared. “My chest pains and palpitations are getting worse, the good people in the first aid center call an ambulance, I’m strapped to a gurney and wheeled out to the ambulance, fireworks are going off overhead, Wishes music playing, it was surreal. I’m thinking,, “I’m coming to ya Walt, it’s my time buddy, I’ve got a FastPass to the big amusement park in the sky.” But….
“Then, I see my kids in the crowd and reality slaps me hard, they didn’t see me yet, so I cover my face with a sheet so they don’t see this ridiculousness.”
While the Guest was being rolled away, they remembered their kids were in the crowd and he covered his face so they do not see him.
If you see a Guest in need or experiencing a medical emergency, find your nearest Disney Cast Member, and they will help Guest get the help they need.