Spanish Teenager Dies While Riding 'Rock 'N' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith'

A 14-year-old girl lost consciousness earlier in the week while riding on Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

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BBC News reports that French police are investigating the mysterious death of a 14-year-old girl who lost consciousness earlier in the week while riding on Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (video) at Disneyland Paris.

The Spanish teenager's friends noticed she was unconscious when the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster ride had stopped. Medical teams at the theme park tried to revive her but by the time an ambulance arrived, the girl had died.

A preliminary inspection of the roller coaster found no machinery malfunction, but the ride remains closed. Disneyland spokesman Pieter Boterman said the ride would not reopen until the cause of the girl's death was determined.

The attraction first opened at Disney-MGM Studios Florida (Walt Disney World) in July 1999 and this near-identical design at Walt Disney Studios Park (Paris) in March 2002, featuring a duplicated ride layout with an alternate theme applied on top.

A 12-year-old boy died in June 2006 after riding Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. It was subsequently determined that had a congenital heart defect, and an inspection of the ride found no mechanical problems.

The boy from Fort Campbell, Tennessee, collapsed on June 29, 2006 during a ride on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster with his 7-year-old brother, mother and father.

The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster 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."

14 comments sorted by best / new / date

    jamstation
    ouch... that ride is probably not the healthiest thing for people with congenital heart disease i'm guessing... the girl must've had some problem that got aggravated by the ride..
    JimPrenier_11
    All of those people died because of other reasons, the roller coaster just assisted their death/
    Hexagram
    Shame that this ride is getting such a bad rep due to an individuals health problems and not the machine's problems. As well, they problem fail to mention the other roller coaster related deaths throughout the world
    RyanMcCartney
    You've got to be "Crazy" to go on this thing... Have you seen the pics of the boy who died? The wee 'Dude looked like a lady'!! Ok, I stop now.
    DOOdooroCK
    RyanMcCartney wrote: You've got to be "Crazy" to go on this thing... Have you seen the pics of the boy who died? The wee 'Dude looked like a lady'!! Ok, I stop now.
    lol wat does this news have to do with web.....
    ironBLSmaiden
    its a great ride, all the people who died are just idiots, you obviously dont go on if you have heart problems
    Gus Pablo
    I love how this is news on this site just cuz it's an aerosmith roller coaster.
    Dirk Gently
    ironBLSmaiden wrote: its a great ride, all the people who died are just idiots, you obviously dont go on if you have heart problems
    I doubt most teens or pre-teens are aware of it if they have heart problems, and if they actually knew they did, would probably avoid rides like those.
    Baltic Ave.
    Yeah i'm still riding the one in Florida thoughg, no mattewr what people say, thats the best ride there.
    drenvital
    why do they highlight the fact that she was spanish was she like the one spanish girl that escaped walt disneys grasp and seemingly unquenchable hunger for cuban children?