2020 Fourth Quarter Theme Park Injury Report Released for Disney and Universal, Lists Runaway Railway, Space Mountain, Hulk, and Hagrid’s

The 2020 fourth-quarter injury report for Central Florida theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, is now available. Typically, amusement parks and fairs are subject to inspection from the State of Florida. However, “Permanent facilities that employ at least 1,000 full-time employees and that maintain full-time, in-house safety inspectors” are exempt from state inspection.

To remain exempt, the operators must report serious injuries to Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services every quarter for the MOU Exempt Facilities Report. We reported on 2020’s first-quarter injury report and 2020’s third-quarter injury report (Walt Disney World was closed for the second quarter). Below are incidents from the fourth-quarter, which ran from October through December.

Walt Disney World

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (10/28/20): 86-year-old female guest tripped and fell exiting the ride vehicle, injuring her head, arm, and leg

Magic Kingdom

  • Space Mountain (11/21/20): 60-year-old female guest felt ill after experiencing the attraction

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster (11/27/20): 14-year-old female guest experienced a seizure
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure (12/4/20): 25-year-old female guest experienced a seizure

You can read the full report here.