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

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The Widow of Man Who Died After Riding PeopleMover Speaks Out

The Widow of the 83-Year-Old man who died after riding Magic Kingdom’s PeopleMover speaks out about her husband, the life he lived, and how Disney World was his Happy Place.

Joseph Masters passed out on Magic Kingdom’s PeopleMover on September 25th while he was riding with his wife, Alice. As the ride came to its end, Disney staff and security responded to the scene where CPR was initiated, according to the sheriff’s report.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Celebration Hospital.

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“He was like a little kid in a candy store” when visiting Walt Disney World she told the Orlando Sentinel.

Alice Masters goes on to share, “I tell everybody now that my husband died in his happy place because he loved Disney.”

Joseph reportedly has a “pre-existing heart condition” that led to the cardiac event on the Peoplemover. Alice said her husband had had a pacemaker since July.

She also mentions how the Firefighters and Disney Cast Members were “wonderful” in responding to his medical emergency.

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

To read more on the Disney World Accident & Injury Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2022 just click the link.


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