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Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by ericpabear » May Sat 21, 2011 4:52 pm

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/the-dail ... 1396.story

Disney's Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious
By Anika Myers Palm, Orlando Sentinel
4:51 p.m. EDT, May 21, 2011

A woman was transported to a hospital today after she was found unconscious on the Space Mountain ride at Walt Disney World.
The ride remains closed.
Reedy Creek Emergency Services, which handles medical emergencies for Disney's parks, transported the unconscious 48-year-old woman to Dr. Phillips Hospital about 11:30 a.m.
Her current condition is unknown.
"Our thoughts and concerns are with the guest and her family," said Andrea Finger, a Disney spokeswoman. "We have sent a representative to the hospital to assist them with their needs."
Technicians must complete an inspection of the ride before it is reopened to guests.

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by MadEye » May Sat 21, 2011 6:29 pm

Pre-existing health issues. How to tell? It was only one person and not the majority of guests in the vehicle. Still, hope she is ok.
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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by Amy » May Sat 21, 2011 10:13 pm

Hopefully she will make a full recovery...

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by wdwparksgal » May Sat 21, 2011 10:37 pm

Thank you for posting this. I had not heard. She must have a preexisting condition that she may or may not know about. Space Mountain isn't like Mission Space in intensity, since it is based on gravity, so my thought is something was triggered. Perhaps a TMI or aneurism. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.
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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by Len90 » May Sun 22, 2011 12:22 am

I read a few other articles and they are starting to state no signs of trauma and seems to be as a result of a medical condition. No matter what it is still very saddening. It is most likely one family's vacation that just took a sour turn.
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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by mindflipper » May Sun 22, 2011 12:30 am

Sometimes, people can be totally unaware that they do have a possible threatening health issue before doing something particularly strenuous. Not just rides. How many times have we heard of some high school student dying from playing sports because the family was unaware of a congenital heart defect?

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by MadEye » May Sun 22, 2011 7:44 am

mindflipper wrote:Sometimes, people can be totally unaware that they do have a possible threatening health issue before doing something particularly strenuous. Not just rides. How many times have we heard of some high school student dying from playing sports because the family was unaware of a congenital heart defect?
Unfortunately, you are more likely to hear about an injury or death after riding a Disney or even a Universal attraction, whether from pre-existing conditions or not, in the national news, than you are a high school student who passes away from a pre-existing condition because of the companies involved (The Walt Disney Company and NBC*Universal).

I found a list on wikipedia (yes, I know... wikipedia :roll: ) but it is quite accurate about the injuries/deaths all over the resort from rides to transportation (read at your own risk):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incidents_ ... own_Disney
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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by mindflipper » May Sun 22, 2011 9:55 am

Isn't rumor mill more reliable than wikipedia?

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by MadEye » May Sun 22, 2011 10:56 am

mindflipper wrote:Isn't rumor mill more reliable than wikipedia?
In relation to which part of that page?
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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by Amy » May Sun 22, 2011 1:34 pm

It's back open today. According to the article, the attraction did not contribute to the woman's condition. Unfortunately no word on her condition either.
http://www.wesh.com/themeparks/27976833 ... 2a091b%2C0

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by mindflipper » May Sun 22, 2011 1:40 pm

Amy wrote:It's back open today. According to the article, the attraction did not contribute to the woman's condition. Unfortunately no word on her condition either.
http://www.wesh.com/themeparks/27976833 ... 2a091b%2C0
Let's hope she has a speedy and full recovery. It's unfortunate it had to ruin her vacation.

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by Len90 » May Mon 23, 2011 2:03 pm

mindflipper wrote:Isn't rumor mill more reliable than wikipedia?
I've read that and it seems to be kind of accurate in relation to this topic.
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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by MmeLeota » May Mon 23, 2011 2:10 pm

I hope all is well for the woman and her family!

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by jacobcary1 » May Mon 23, 2011 2:22 pm

You never want to hear about someone being ill or in pain. Always good to hear the ride is back open and it was not the fault of the ride.

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Re: Space Mountain shut down after woman found unconscious

Post by Satchel T » May Tue 31, 2011 1:41 pm

This is always a scary monent to read about this happening on any ride. Especially when its an unknown medical condition. Could happen to anyone. Is the ride opened back up?

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