Reuters is reporting that a 12-year-old boy died on Thursday (June 29) after riding Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (video), one of the fastest roller coaster rides at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney Co. and local police said.
The boy from Fort Campbell, Tennessee, collapsed at 11:11 a.m. EDT (1511 GMT) during a ride on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at the Disney-MGM Studios theme parks. He was with his 7-year-old brother, mother and father, said Sgt. Carlos Torres of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, which opened in 1999, is an enclosed, 82-second ride with a roll-over corkscrew feature accompanied by a blasting AEROSMITH soundtrack. It is presented as a high-speed journey down a mythical Los Angeles freeway.
Disney's Web site says coaster riders will "zoom from 0-60 mph with the force of a supersonic F-14, take in high-speed loops and turns synchronized ... and zip through Tinseltown in the biggest, loudest limo you've ever seen."
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