Theme park accidents – Wooten Kimbrough

5 Things We Learned About Theme Park Injuries

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Clayton Flowers / 06-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

  Looking over the quarterly injury reports from the Orlando area parks for the last year, there are about five to 10 injuries each quarter across all the parks, with injuries rising in the last quarter of the year due to holiday travel. The report defines an injury as any incident that occured on a […]

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Orlando Theme Park Injury: 5 Actions to Take Now

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Tom Dennis / 05-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

When you plan to visit Orlando, you’re thinking fun in the sun and gallivanting through the many theme parks ride hopping. Over 250 million people attend theme parks each year. With this many people moving through the usually crowded parks, accidents are bound to happen. That fun can turn detrimental. Whether you are from Florida […]

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Are Theme Parks Underreporting Injuries?

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Doug / 05-14-2015 / Injury

The major theme parks recently released statistics regarding injuries received in the parks during the first quarter of 2015, according to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel. In the first three months of business there have been only six reported injuries from Walt Disney World and seven from Universal Studios. But what is the basis […]

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Riders Rescued from Stalled Hulk Coaster

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Doug / 03-25-2015 / Personal Injury

Yesterday, March 25, 2015, at around 5:45pm the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure came to a sudden and unexpected halt.  For nearly two and a half hours, at least 12 people were stuck on the stalled coaster waiting for rescue. The ride came to a halt near  a platform which […]

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Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit: What Happened?

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Doug / 10-10-2013 / Consumer Safety

If you caught the morning news today, you probably saw a short video and reference to Universal Orlando’s Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.  Last night 12 passengers on the coaster were stuck for more than two hours near the top of the coaster’s first climb.  Today, we’d like to discuss what happened. According to […]

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Breaking News: Universal Guests Stuck on Roller Coaster (UPDATED!)

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Doug / 10-09-2013 / Consumer Safety

Halting the joys of a day at the park for nearly 12 guests the Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster at Universal Studios Orlando has been stuck at the top of its arch for nearly two hours as of this posting.  The Universal guests stuck at a nearly 90° angle just below the peak of the […]

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Deadly Accident Occurs Between Disney Bus and Visitor Vehicle

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Doug / 08-17-2013 / Auto Accidents

A tragic accident occurred yesterday on Disney property, leading many to be concerned over the safety of the theme park operations. A female Orlando resident, passed away yesterday when her vehicle collided with a Disney Magical Express bus near the Epcot theme park. It is unclear how the accident occurred, however reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate […]

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Universal’s Rip Ride Rocket Closed Due to Rider Injury

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Doug / 08-02-2013 / Consumer Safety

Details are slim about who was injured and how on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket roller coaster in Universal Park Orlando yesterday.  The only information released by the park is that the rider was female, the injury was minor, and that after treatment she was released back into the park. This minimal information is probably […]

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Texas Giant Wasn’t the Only Recent Theme Park Accident

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Doug / 07-25-2013 / Theme park accidents

The tragic death of Rosy Esparza on Friday wasn’t the only Theme Park Accident in recent news.  In fact there have been a string of recent incidents across the country where rides have failed and amusement park attendees were harmed. There was an incident at Ohio’s Cedar Point, one of the oldest amusement parks in […]

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How Likely Are You To Be Hurt At An Amusement Park

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Doug / 07-24-2013 / Theme park accidents

With this past weekend’s tragedy still in our mind, many will wonder what the likelihood of being hurt, injured or harmed at an amusement park is.  And, if you are injured, what type of injuries are most common? Obviously, given what happened in Texas on Friday, death can occur when visiting an amusement park, but […]

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