Disney World & Universal Orlando Accident and Injury Report for First Quarter of 2024

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Accident and Injury Report

Disney World & Universal Orlando Accident and Injury Report for First Quarter of 2024

A recent state accident and injury report raised safety concerns at Orlando theme parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando both reported injuries from January to March 2024, including leg injuries, difficulty breathing, and fainting on rides.

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The report lists eight guest injuries at Disney World and two at Universal Orlando in the first three months of 2024. Take a look.


A 63-year-old guest visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom in January sustained a leg injury while exiting the Kilimanjaro Safaris ride vehicle.

Also in January, a 70-year-old park visitor fell and hurt their leg while entering Epcot’s Spaceship Earth ride.


A 46-year-old guest experienced nausea and head pain following a ride on the Tron Lightcycle / Run roller coaster at Magic Kingdom in January.

Also in Magic Kingdom, during a ride on Space Mountain in January, a female guest lost consciousness.

The report also detailed four incidents potentially linked to pre-existing conditions. In January, a 73-year-old man fainted after exiting Spaceship Earth. February saw a 68-year-old woman experience difficulty breathing following Slinky Dog Dash at Hollywood Studios. Another incident involved a 44-year-old woman having a seizure after experiencing Frozen Ever After at Epcot in March. Finally, a 29-year-old guest lost consciousness on Summit Plummet, a water slide at Blizzard Beach, in February.


A 56-year-old man at Universal’s Islands of Adventure experienced an altered state of consciousness after riding Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, a drop ride.


At Universal Studios, a 38-year-old guest reported experiencing an altered state of consciousness after riding Transformers: The Ride – 3D, a motion simulator attraction.

Have you ever experienced an injury or accident while visiting an Orlando theme park?



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