Disney World's Space Mountain closed for inspection after incident
A 48-year-old woman was found unconscious on the Space Mountain
roller coaster at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom this morning, prompting Disney to close the popular ride for inspection.
The closure is routine is such situations, and no reports of problems have been heard so far. The woman was transported to the hospital. No word on condition yet.
We'll await additional reports on the woman in this incident, but let's make this another reminder to stay safe while visiting theme parks.
Space Mountain is not a fast coaster, with a top speed under 30 mph, but it is whippy, and people with medical conditions should not ride. But not everyone is aware of their health status, and on hot days (which are most days in Orlando), even healthy people can be at risk if they don't stay on top of hydration.
Update from comments: Space Mountain opened as scheduled Sunday morning. No issues found with the ride.
I read about this on the Orlando Sentinels website. I feel bad for her, but you should pay attention to the warnings. But, you can enjoy other Space theme things in Tomorrowland or go to DHS for Star Tours. :)
I doubt Hydration was an issue with this one. This apparently happened shortly before 8:30 this morning, and it wasn't hot in Orlando at all. I was at the Downtown Disney this morning it didn't get warm until much later.
I work there. I don't know the details of what happened but I can say the people ride all the time who should not. Even though it isn't fast or have tall drops, its a rough jerky ride and people come off injured because if preexisting conditions. Even pregnant ladies ride, which scares us all who work there, but we can't say no. In fact the only reason we can not let someone ride is because of hight. The coaster is kept in top shape and there is never anything found wrong with the ride.
Space Mountain reopenned today ..at Openning time with thet park. Inpection found no issues with the ride.
The problem is that some people don't know they have a pre-existing condition.
They should rip the whole thing out and build the Paris version. Muuuch better.
+1 for Daniel.
Can't stand Space mountain,awful ride. Throws you around way 2 much,hated every second I was on. Never ever again
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