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Teen girl dies on Rock n' Roller Coaster in Paris

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Published: June 26, 2007 at 8:44 AM

A 14-girl Spanish girl died yesterday at Walt Disney Studios theme park at Disneyland Paris.

The girl was found unconscious after riding the Rock n' Roller Coaster at the French theme park. Park employees attempted to revive the girl, but she was declared dead when an ambulance arrived.

French police are investigating and the ride remains closed.

The accident appears similar to an incident one year ago almost to the day on the Rock n' Roller Coaster at Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Then, a 12-year-old boy was declared dead after being found unconscious on the ride. The boy was later found to have a congenital heart defect.

Readers' Opinions

From Scott Tuttle on June 26, 2007 at 6:33 PM
I recently went to the Rock N' Roller Coaster in Orlando. It's a roller coaster much like Space Mountain. Hundreds of thousands of people ride it without any problems. I think that investigators will find that the girl had some medical condition and will then reopen the ride. It's just like the boy with the heart condition last year who died on the same ride in Orlando.
From Mark Tilsher on June 26, 2007 at 10:06 PM
I agree. There is nothing inherently wrong with the atraction. Now had herfeet been chopped off... we might have a major lawsuit on our hands. Still... Condolences to the family!!!

It is hard sometimes to get caught up in the ridiculousness of the investigations and allegations about safety and forget that some poor family went on a dream vacation and lost a child on an attraction. I guess people even die at the happiest place on earth...

/sad

From Anthony Murphy on June 27, 2007 at 11:50 AM
Oh no! I will be going in less than a month!!
From Chloe ! on June 27, 2007 at 3:31 PM
That's so sad!
From Adam Powell on June 28, 2007 at 4:56 AM
I've been on that coaster many times, it's probably about the same intensity as the old black hole at Alton Towers with a corkscrew and induction launch.

Unless someone got lose and hit the girl during the ride, I bet she had some kind of pre-existing condition.

Disney parks and rides seem to attract so many deaths from kids with illnesses... Maybe they should stop sending sick kids there?

From danny b on June 28, 2007 at 7:50 AM
This is sooo terrible. And its a young girl. How awful.

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