June 14, 2005
Now That's What I Call an Intense Ride

This week's "aren't you glad you have liability insurance" story comes to us courtesy of Disneyworld:

A 4-year-old boy died after passing out while aboard Walt Disney World's ``Mission: Space'' attraction _ a ride that has caused previous concerns because of its intensity.

Daudi Bamuwamye passed out Monday afternoon while on the attraction, which simulates a rocket launch and trip to Mars. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said his mother carried him off the ride and employees helped her place him on a bench.

Paramedics tried to revive him, but he died about 5 p.m. at Celebration Hospital.

Which is just about as sad as it gets, yet I can't help but think something else was going on. Little kids don't just drop dead because of an intense a/v experience. If they did nobody'd ever come out of an amusement park alive.

Posted by scott at June 14, 2005 02:38 PM

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Strange, the article I read on the incident said the medical team at the park was able to restore consciousness to the boy, and even speak with him. After being released into his family's care, however, he experienced a relapse and died at the hospital.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on June 14, 2005 05:18 PM
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