A caution sign alerts guests at Walt Disney World’s ‘Mission:Space,’ that they may experience motion sickness during the ride. Well, for one 4-year-old boy the ride may have cost him his life.
A 4-year-old boy died after a spin on a Walt Disney World spaceship ride so intense that some riders have been taken to the hospital with chest pain.
Daudi Bamuwamye lost consciousness Monday aboard “Mission: Space,” which spins riders in a giant centrifuge that subjects them to twice the normal force of gravity. The boy’s mother carried him off the ride, and paramedics and a theme park worker tried to revive him, but he died at a hospital. An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday to determine the cause of death.
The sheriff’s office said the boy met the minimum 44-inch height requirement for the ride. Disney officials said in a statement that they were “providing support to the family and are doing everything we can to help them during this difficult time.”
I don’t think a hug from Mickey Mouse is really what the family is looking for here.