Local news is reporting that the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster attraction at Disney-MGM Studios was closed yesterday after a 59-year old man reported ill effects from the attraction. Closing the coaster was likley done out of an abundance of caution, but that’s a good thing when you’re dealing with 2000+ guests an hour roaring through your attraction.
The attraction re-opened after inspections were completed and found nothing abnormal.
Also of interest, the final autopsy results from the 12-year old boy who died after riding Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster back in June were released yesterday. They confirmed the initial beliefs that they boy had a pre-existing condition and his death was from natural causes, not from any error in operation on Disney’s part. Still, my sympathies go out to his family. I do not want to out live my son and he’s already a coaster junkie at 3 years old. (Link)