Disney World's Space Mountain closed for inspection after incident
Written by Robert Niles
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.Tweet
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.
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