Disney could not be reached for comment, and few details were available.
The boy was unresponsive in his seat at the end of the Rock ‘N’ Roller coaster ride, said Terry McElroy of the Florida Department of Agriculture, which regulates the industry.
The boy was given CPR and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities don’t know at this time if he was riding by himself or with family members.
The incident occurred at 11:30 a.m. Disney reported the accident to Florida police at 1 p.m.
Disney shut down the ride and an inspector was on site to observe the Disney investigation. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation as well.
Disney boasts of the ride on its Web site, “Zoom from 0-60 mph with the force of a supersonic F-14, take in high-speed loops and turns synchronized to a specially recorded Aerosmith soundtrack and zip through Tinseltown in the biggest, loudest limo you’ve ever seen.”
One month ago, another child died on the Disney ride “Mission Space” at the Epcot Center.
This is sad…