The Orlando Sentinel is now quoting Walt Disney World officials confirming the cast member injured on Disney Animal Kingdom’s Primeval Whirl roller coaster died tonight as a result of her injuries. The article also identifies the cast member.
The woman, who was in her 60s, was a ride attendant on the Primeval
Whirl, a roller coaster type ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She
stepped into a prohibited area on a platform and was hit by a moving
The injury occurred over the weekend, but was not reported to the state until the worker took a turn for the worse. OSHA has been inspecting the attraction today and the Orange County Sheriffs are also investigating.
The last Cast Member death while on the job was when a parade
performer in the role of Pluto was run over by a parade float in
Our condolences to the Cast Member’s family and friends and all the
workers at Animal Kingdom for whom this must be terrible news.