Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster reopened this morning

Update: Preliminary Autopsy results indicate a pre-existing condition in the child.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith reopened with the rest of the Disney-MGM Studios themepark this morning. A ride inspection was completed last night and found nothing wrong with the attraction or its operation. State inspectors were there to observe Disney staff in the inspection.

A 12 year old boy with no reported health problems was unresponsive after riding the thrilling high g-force indoor roller coaster yesterday and died after attempts at resuscitation failed. My deepest condolences to the family of the child and the cast members who witnessed the event.

Previously here.

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2 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster reopened this morning

  1. Carol Jenkins says:

    I wonder if the child was on any anti-depressants or other psychiatric drugs. With possible side effects of heart problems and brain damage, an exciting ride could cause problems. There are currently millions of young children on these drugs for ADD, learning problems, etc. Since we are living in a drug culture, I think Disneyworld would need to post something, some sign concerning children on these drugs or maybe we could just stop putting kids on drugs.

  2. Kevin says:

    How can I purchase a shirt on-line that I saw at the Aerosmith Rock & Roller Coaster gift shop?

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