20 Freak Accidents That Happened At Walt Disney World

Mission: Space

This thrill ride is one of the most intense attractions at Walt Disney World, and for good reason. It simulates the G-Force one would feel if they were taking off in a space rocket. It is definitely not for the faint of heart. In 2004, a four-year-old boy with a pre-existing heart condition died after riding the attraction. The parents sued Disney claiming that they should have stopped the boy from riding and that they didn’t offer appropriate medical treatment. The case was eventually dismissed with prejudice.

It’s A Small World

Sorry if the song is stuck in your head now! Love it or hate it, It’s A Small World is a Disney classic. In December of 2014, a 22-year-old woman suddenly lost consciousness after exiting the ride and died shortly after. The ride itself is a slow moving ride, and it was never linked to the cause of her death. The culprit was believed to be a pre-existing condition.

Pirates Of The Caribbean

This fan favorite attraction has spawned a very successful franchise that includes toys, movies, video games, and more. Unfortunately, in 2005, a 77-year-old women lost consciousness and eventually died after exiting the ride. There is a small drop during the ride which may have brought upon the eventual death, but the medical examiner said the victim was in poor health and had a history of ministrokes.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Though it’s not the most thrilling ride at the Magic Kingdom, it sits in the center of Fantasyland, and is very popular with the younger guests. In 2010, a 77-year-old women collapsed after the exiting the ride and died shortly after. It was reported that she had pre-existing conditions which may have contributed to her death.