The of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released its quarterly and report for January through March 2022.
The report details injuries at the , Orlando Resort, and Orlando Resort. The term “injuries” can be used to describe things like broken bones, illness, chest pain, seizures, heart attacks, and other scenarios. Some of the “injuries” on the report aren’t actually injuries, but rather, they are events that happened on resort property that resulted from an underlying condition, such as a chronic cardiac condition.
Only those injuries that were incurred on resort property and resulted in hospitalization for greater than 24 hours are included in the department’s report. Injuries to Guests at resorts that did not result in the need for such a hospitalization–even if the injuries warranted the need for emergency intervention–are not included in the report.
Legoland Florida and had no injuries to report in the first quarter of 2022.
The list of injuries reported at the during January, February, and March 2022 note several types of injuries, including “stroke-like” symptoms, loss of consciousness, falls, fractures, and “cardiac event.”
During the first quarter of 2022, the ‘s Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover in February, and a 43-year-old woman passed out after disembarking the vehicle at the Rock ‘n’ . attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in March reported two events in which a Guest lost consciousness on rides. A 72-year-old woman lost consciousness on
In late March, a 63-year-old woman lost her balance as she was stepping off a horse on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at , resulting in a hip fracture. A 74-year-old woman hurt her hip stepping down from the carousel in February.
Five of the twelve reported injuries at the were described in the report as “stroke-like” symptoms, “chest pain,” and a “cardiac event,” three of which took place at EPCOT in the Land pavilion at Soarin’, making the attraction with the greatest number of incidences for the on the first quarter report Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT.
. reported an on its brand-new Ice Breaker coaster during the ‘s passholder preview. Another took place on a at the Aquatica
Orlando Resort reported only one for each month in the quarter. Two of those injuries took place at the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction. One involved motion sickness, while the other involved hip pain. The third was reported at Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, and was attributed to a pre-existing condition.
The report released by the of Agriculture and Consumer Services includes injuries at with greater than 1,000 employees. Self-reporting allows those to avoid state inspections of their attractions. The State of Florida requires operators to complete a report at the time of the , but there is no method by which the agency receives updates on a Guest’s condition after the report is made.
Some say this process results in reports that are largely vague and don’t include specific details on the full extent of injuries, meaning that those injuries could be more severe than the report makes them sound, according to the .
The death of a 14-year-old boy on March 28 at the at Orlando’s drop tower attraction does not show up on the department’s quarterly report because is one of Florida’s that employs fewer than 1,000 employees. Because of this, must yield to biannual state inspections of its attractions.
The young man died after falling from his seat on the the . operator manually adjusted sensors on the that rendered the attraction unsafe for riders, from a height of hundreds of feet above the ground. The attraction opened in December 2021 and had passed its state inspection just before opening to the public. An initial report of investigation released this week found that