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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Another death in Walt Disney World??? in the News & Rumors forums; I've been looking for an update of this for days, but I can't find anything on it. Hmm....
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    I've been looking for an update of this for days, but I can't find anything on it. Hmm.
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    Be aware that Disney has their own media center and might put out their own articles on it, too. You might hear something from them before the regular media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimpossible
    Be aware that Disney has their own media center and might put out their own articles on it, too. You might hear something from them before the regular media.
    Disney also has a little media center called ABC... lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MayBWeRMnt2B
    I've been looking for an update of this for days, but I can't find anything on it. Hmm.
    That last I read the girl is still in serious condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimatewdwfan
    Disney also has a little media center called ABC... lol.
    Oh yeah. That large one is kind of there, too. I guess I should have elaborated that the Walt Disney World resort has their own "newsroom" that often puts reports out on things with their take. My previous roommate worked for the Orlando Sentinel and told me that for years, it was never announced by Disney that anyone had actually died on their property. The report that Disney produced on any accident always said that the victim perished at the hospital. This was proven false unfortunately when a cast member fell from the sky ride while doing work on it, and he did die at the scene.

    Nonetheless, they often put out their observation of the incident so the media has that as well.

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    That last I read the girl is still in serious condition.
    That's all I've heard around here as well.

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    We let our child decide what she will or will not ride. This helps her have control and helps her learn to trust her instincts. I do not override her on ride decisions, forcing her could be detrimental. I feel bad for all of these families, but these are accidents, and poor judgements. Common sense seems less common and the concept of self assumed risk seems foreign. Sorry about the soap box.

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    Has anyone else heard about the girl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Sarah
    Has anyone else heard about the girl?
    Can't seem to find any up-to-date information. I hope she is improving though.
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    After collapse at Disney, Brit returns home

    From Sentinel staff reports

    August 7, 2005

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    The British teen who collapsed after a Walt Disney World ride last month was flown by air ambulance back to Great Britain on Saturday, still in critical condition.

    Leanne Deacon, 16, suffered cardiac arrest July 16 after she rode the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World.

    She has remained in critical condition at Florida Hospital Orlando since then.

    Hospital spokeswoman Carrie Lockwood said doctors and Leanne's family jointly decided to move the teen.

    "The family wanted to get back to Great Britain. There was nothing more that we could have done for her here that could not be done there," Lockwood said.

    She flew out of Orlando Executive Airport on Galaxy Air to Montreal, where she was expected to continue on to Great Britain.
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    I don't know what's worse, the media reporting on deaths at disney, or us dragging on about it on the forums. (I'm guilty also!)

    Can you imagine if the news reported on each and every happy experience at Walt Disney world.... they would be releasing encyclopedia sized volumes every week.

    Taken from Tom's new's report:

    "A child was reported having fun while on vacation at Walt Disney World. Connor Peterson, age 4 was seen enjoying Twighlight Zone tower of Terror. Witnesses report the boy smiling and laughing having a great time. The occasional scream was heard as the elevator dropped. But security video reveals that the boy was still smiling while screaming. The parents could not be reached for comment, as they were on line for Splash Mountain without a fast pass."

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    The thing that gets me is the "no follow through". They get their sensational headline and then we never really find out what happened....

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    GaRain...while reading several articles on the recent Disney death they all state that the 16 year old British girl is still in critical condition at the hospital. I assume we will not hear more of this case until 1) the family makes a statement 2) the girl takes a turn for the worse 3) something else happens at Disney in which case the media will list an update on all of the Disney tragedies of the year.

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