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Space Mountain shut down after rider found unconscious
"Our thoughts and concerns are with the guest and her family. We have sent a representative to the hospital to assist them with their needs," Walt Disney World spokeswoman Andrea Finger told WESH 2 News.
The 48-year-old woman was treated by emergency services and taken to a local hospital in Orlando. While condition of the woman was not yet available, Disney said that it appeared to be a medical issue and not a result of an injury or ride malfunction.
This is not the first problem with the ride. In 2006 a 7-year-old boy, a terminal cancer patient visiting as a part of the Give Kids the World program, fainted after riding Space Mountain, was taken to a local hospital where he died of natural causes.
Also in 2006, a 73-year-old man lost consciousness while riding Space Mountain and died three days later. The medical examiner found that the man died of natural causes due to a heart condition.
Flickr photo by BestofWDW