Theme parks in Orlando this past quarter have reported 12 serious injuries to the state, according to the Miami Herald. The report is required to be filed quarterly with the state. Seven of the injuries were reported at Walt Disney World, three at Universal Orlando, one at Seaworld Orlando and one at Wet ‘n Wild.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, one of the injuries at Universal Orlando involved a man from Puerto Rico was struck by something in his eye while on the Dragon Challenge roller coaster. The victim’s lawyer claimed that the man suffered a lacerated eye and ultimately had to have it removed. The Sentinel reported that Universal listed the injury in the state report as ‘eye discomfort.’ Another 61-year old woman at Walt Disney World fell and broke her leg on the Haunted Mansion.
Are these injuries just a normal part of the industry, or do you think they should be doing more to prevent potential tourist injuries?
Wooten Kimbrough, P.A.—Orlando injury attorney.