Florida theme parks report 1st-quarter injuries to the state

Author: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Six ride-related injuries have occurred at Walt Disney World during the first three months of 2015, and seven were reported at Universal.

The major theme-parks released their quarterly injury reports to Florida as part of an agreement with the state. The state has exempted major theme parks from public ride-safety regulation.

According to the Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1GoaMSF ), the report says three people fell ill after riding Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey at Universal Orlando. One rider, a 76-year-old female, experienced what the report describes as “altered mental status.”

Also at Universal, a 20-year-old man with a pre-existing condition experienced severe motion sickness on Revenge of the Mummy, and a 5-year-old girl injured her arm at Camp Jurassic. A 44-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition felt back pain on ET Adventure and a 41-year-old man had back pain on Dragon Challenge.

At Disney’s Magic Kingdom, a 64-year-old man hurt his ankle while stepping out of a car at Indy Speedway. A 77-year-old man with a pre-existing condition felt weak and disoriented at Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a 46-year-old man had a seizure after exiting Star Tours and a 57-year-old man with a pre-existing condition briefly lost consciousness on the Great Movie Ride.

Two people felt ill after riding Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including a 72-year-old woman who experienced temporary memory loss after exiting the ride.

SeaWorld, Wet ‘n Wild, and Legoland reported no injuries.

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