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Oh-No!!!

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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Woman found unconscious at end of Disney ride

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a woman visiting Walt Disney World was found unconscious at the end of a ride and transported to a nearby hospital.

Read more: http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2011-05-21/Woman-found-unconscious-at-end-of-Disney-ride#ixzz1N2k8XANW

I hope she is OK.

by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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TigerofMu
by Member on May. 22, 2011 at 2:22 AM

That's scary.

tiffmomofmany
by on May. 22, 2011 at 7:34 AM
I hope she is also....maybe they can work on making the ride less jerky?? Its still my fav ride...but I wish it was more smooth like rrc
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Oddy_Knocky
by on May. 22, 2011 at 7:37 AM
Ugh, space mountain. My least favorite ride in all of DW.

Hope she'll be alright.
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caemommy
by Member on May. 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM

what's with the circa 1980 photo on the news story?

krazeerosie
by Jamie on May. 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM

http://www.examiner.com/disney-in-national/space-mountain-still-closed-at-disney-world  This is from 10 hours ago( so midnight)

Disney's Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

May 21, 2011|By Anika Myers Palm and David Breen, Orlando Sentinel

Walt Disney World shut down its popular Space Mountain attraction for inspections Saturday after a woman was found unconscious at the end of the ride.

It was unclear whether the ride would reopen for Magic Kingdom guests today.

The 48-year-old woman fell unconscious about 9a.m., according to Andrea Finger, a Disney spokeswoman.

Reedy Creek Fire Rescue, which handles medical emergencies for Disney's parks, transported her to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital on Turkey Lake Road.

According to Assistant Chief Bo Jones, the woman was unconscious but had a pulse and was breathing on her own when transported.

 

Her name and condition were not released.

"Our thoughts and concerns are with the guest and her family," Finger said. "We have sent a representative to the hospital to assist them with their needs."

The representative had left the hospital by late afternoon, according to hospital staff.

Disney technicians must complete an inspection of the ride before it is reopened to guests.

The iconic indoor roller-coaster ride opened at Walt Disney World in 1975. Space Mountain also can be found at Disney's other parks in California, Japan, France and Hong Kong.

Guests waiting to board are warned that they should be "in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure."

In previous years, three guests have died at the Florida park after falling unconscious on the ride or soon after riding it. All three had pre-existing health conditions.

•An 11-year-old girl from Brazil died on Christmas 2004 after "throwing up and passing out" while standing in line for the ride, according to a report at the time from the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The girl had previously ridden the ride three times and was waiting to ride it a fourth time. She had respiratory and pulmonary health problems, according to the Sheriff's Office.

•A terminally ill 6-year-old boy from Israel fainted after riding Space Mountain on Aug.1, 2006. He died that night, with cancer cited as the cause.

•A 73-year-old man died in January 2007, three days after he had lost consciousness on the ride. The man's death was attributed to a heart condition.

4evermom65
by Bronze Member on May. 22, 2011 at 3:25 PM

I love that ride.  I know a lot of people don't pay attention to the warning signs posted.  I hope she is ok. 

angelmom224
by Silver Member on May. 22, 2011 at 4:29 PM

From all the cases cited in the past related to rides it usualy is another health condition that attributed to the problem. i think people should pay more attention to the signs. there is a reason they are there. not because the parks want to be mean but they want you to be safe. i hope she will be ok. 

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