Disney Closes Roller Coaster After Rider Falls Ill

Disney officials closed the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney-MGM Studios on Wednesday after a rider fell ill.The ride was inspected and reopened as usual on Thursday, WESH 2 News reported.A Disney spokeswoman said a 59-year-old man got sick about three hours after riding the roller coaster with family members.He was taken to a local hospital.Disney officials closed the ride after they learned about the man's illness so that the ride could be investigated.In June, a boy died after riding the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. A medical examiner determined that the 12-year-old had an undiagnosed pre-existing heart condition.Since 2000, six visitor deaths have been reported at the Disney World theme parks.


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