Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios

Please note: some posts may contain affiliate links which means our team could earn money if you purchase products from our site

star-tours-00

We all know that Disney routinely takes their rides down for maintenance and service, since safety is their top priority for guests. So it seems a bit shocking to hear that a guest of Disney dies and it is related to a ride at a Disney Park. The Orlando Sentinel reports that a 67 year old man with a pre-existing heart condition fell ill and passed away after riding Star Tours. The District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Ralph Lyles of Memphis, Tenn.

“The cause of death was listed as hypertensive cardiovascular disease with other significant conditions contributing to death listed as obesity,” spokeswoman Sheri Blanton said in an email.

The death last month was recorded in a list of serious ride-related injuries and illnesses the major theme parks report to the state on a quarterly basis. The big attractions are not subject to mandatory state inspections, but they disclose ride-related injuries or illnesses requiring an immediate hospital stay of at least 24 hours.

We can all rest assured that this man’s fate had nothing to do with a lack of safety on Disney’s rides but had everything to do with his own pre-existing health condition. Disney will always be sure to keep guests safety as their number one priority in their parks.

If you would like to visit a Disney Destination, but are unsure of where to begin planning your Disney vacation, contact me today to take advantage of my FREE vacation planning services! I specialize in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Email me today at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can follow along on Facebook here.

Photo: Disney

Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios 1

Let our friends at Destinations to Travel help you plan your next Disney Vacation! Just fill out the form below and someone will be in touch! Remember their services are 100% Free!

Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY


Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios 2 Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios 3 Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios 4 Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios 5 Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios 6 Man Dies After Riding Star Tours at Hollywood Studios 7
Chip and Co Past Writers and Friends