83-year-old Guest at Disney World died after riding the PeopleMover in the Magic Kingdom

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83-year-old Guest at Disney World died after riding the PeopleMover in the Magic Kingdom

An 83-year-old guest at Disney World died after getting off of the PeopleMover in Magic Kingdom. According to The Orlando Sentinel, the elderly man suffered a ”cardiac event” after passing out while riding the attraction.

Related – The Widow of 83-Year-Old Man Who Died After Riding PeopleMover Speaks Out


The incident happened on September 25, 2022. This is the first death of a guest at a major theme park in the state of Florida since May 2021. In May 2021, a nearly-60-year-old man died after riding Spaceship Earth at EPCOT. He subsequently lost consciousness after exiting the attraction and later died at the hospital.

The 83-year-old gentleman who passed away after riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover was identified as Joseph Masters and had a pre-existing condition that led to the cardiac event.

Related – Disney World Accident & Injury Report for 3rd Quarter of 2022

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

The most recent death was listed on the State of Florida’s most recent theme park injury report. Every three months, theme parks in Florida that have more than 1,000 employees self-report injuries that take place on parks property and require at least a 24-hour hospital stay.

Joseph Masters was a retired Army National Guard veteran and volunteer firefighter who enjoyed riding motorcycles, spending time with family, and visiting Disney World. He is survived by his wife, two children, and two granddaughters.

You can read the statement issued by his widow here.

Our hearts go out to the family of Joseph Masters who passed away last month.


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