Cast Member Killed in Accident at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Walt Disney World has confirmed that a cast member at its Pop Century Resort was killed in an accident on Monday morning, July 9.

The man, Juan Alberto Ojeda, 33, was found unconscious by the Reedy Creek Fire Department, which had responded to an emergency call. Ojeda was declared dead at the scene shortly after 9 a.m. No other information was available.

Walt Disney World Resort president George A. Kalogridis released a statement that read, in part: “All of us at Walt Disney World Resort are deeply saddened today by the loss of one of our Cast Members. Our thoughts and concerns are with his family, friends, and fellow co-workers.”

The company will provide resources for people affected by the accident, Kalogridis noted, adding that Disney is working with authorities to determine the circumstances of the Ojeda’s death.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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