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    Boy Dies After Disney Roller Coaster Ride

    Jun 29, 9:16 PM (ET)

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    (AP) Disney officials turn away visitors at the closed Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney World's MGM...
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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy died after riding a roller coaster Thursday at the Disney MGM theme park, the latest in a string of tragedies that have stung Walt Disney World in recent years.

    Michael Russell of Fort Campbell, Ky., had ridden the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster with his parents and 7-year-old brother. When the ride was finished, Byron Russell noticed Michael was limp, pulled him off the ride and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Barbara Miller said.

    The boy was pronounced dead after he was taken by ambulance to Celebration Hospital at about 11:30 a.m., Disney said in a statement. The cause of death was not immediately determined.

    "According to the family, he was a very healthy child," Miller said.

    State officials say he is the ninth person to die at Disney World since 2003. At least 14 people have died at Disney's two theme parks in Florida and California since 1989.

    The park closed the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster but said a preliminary investigation showed the ride was operating normally.

    The sheriff's office was investigating at the scene. State park safety officials were also notified.

    A Disney spokesman said the company was assisting the family.

    "Our deepest concerns are with the family," Disney spokesman Jacob DiPietre said.


    A Disney Web site description of the ride says: "Zoom from 0-60 mph with the force of a supersonic F-14, take in high-speed loops and turns synchronized to a specially recorded Aerosmith soundtrack."

    Theme park consultants said the ride is relatively tame.

    "As roller coasters go that is not considered an ultra, ultra high-thrill coaster," said David Speigel, president of Cincinnati-based International Theme Park Services Inc. "It does have some high launch speeds, but it's more along the traditional lines of what roller coasters are today."

    Disney MGM is among the Walt Disney Co.'s four parks in Florida.

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    This is so very sad. I wonder if they're going to find out the boy had an unknown heart condition.
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    My 2 year old has Auortic Valve Stenosis.....or is it Aeortic.....AVS...how's that.

    At the time he's doing great, but the condition could worsen where he needs a valve replacement.....anyhoo.....

    We've already been told, no roller coasters for the little guy....really makes me sad for him, but I'm just glad we know of his condition.

    I rode the "Mission Space" ride at Disney last year. HOLY SHIT.....I had to lay down for 30 minutes after the ride....no shit.

    What a sad day for that family....I feel for them.
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    I read this in the news yesterday. It really is sad that 30 seconds after that dad got on the ride w/his son it ended and his son was dead.
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    I've been on that ride several times. My 13 year old loves it. I agree with the comments that it's not a ultra high thrill ride.

    Very very sad. my thoughts are with the parents and family.
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    Preliminary autopsy results found no injuries, but indicated congenital heart abnormalities in a 12-year-old boy who died after a Disney ride in Florida, according to a statement from the medical examiner’s office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    Preliminary autopsy results found no injuries, but indicated congenital heart abnormalities in a 12-year-old boy who died after a Disney ride in Florida, according to a statement from the medical examiner’s office.
    I get the feeling they are going to try to sue Disney anyway.
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