ORLANDO, Fla. — An 83-year-old man with a pre-existing condition had a medical emergency while riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover at Magic Kingdom last month and later died, according to a recently released state report.

What You Need To Know

  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released its quarterly theme park injury report

  • One of the incidents listed on the report involved a 83-year-old man who had a "cardiac event" while on the PeopleMover at Magic Kingdom

  • The man later died, according to the report; no other details were mentioned

  • The report included 11 other injuries and illnesses at Disney World and Universal Orlando from July to September 

The report, which is released every quarter by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said the man experienced a “cardiac event” while on the attraction during a visit on Sept. 25. No other details about the incident were mentioned in the report.

Florida’s major theme parks self-report guest injuries, illnesses and other medical emergencies that occur on rides and require at least 24 hours of hospitalization.

The incident involving the 83-year-old man was one of 12 incidents reported to the state by Disney World and Universal Orlando from July through September. No incidents were reported at SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Legoland Florida during the quarter.

Last month, a 27-year-old woman went into labor after riding Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom.

In July, an 83-year-old man with a pre-existing condition was “briefly unresponsive” while experiencing Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. That same month, a 47-year-old man with a pre-existing condition passed out after “experiencing the greed side” of Mission: Space at EPCOT.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios early last month, a 59-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition injured her toes on Alien Swirling Saucers. A 46-year-old man had a seizure after riding Slinky Dog Dash later in the month.

Universal reported six incidents during the quarter—five at its theme parks and one at Volcano Bay water park.

In July, a 51year-old man had chest pains on the water park’s Kopiko Wai Winding River attraction.

Other incidents reported at Universal included a 50-year-old man experiencing nausea on Poseidon’s Fury at Islands of Adventure, a 38-year-old woman had neck pain on Jurassic World VelociCoaser, and a 36year-old man had abdominal pain on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts at Universal Studios Florida.


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