CF new warning signs for "guests of extreme size"

Sunday, April 7, 2002 8:45 PM

Story on how CF parks have changed there signs to warn bigger guests of danger.

http://www.msnbc.com/local/myoc/m168307.asp?cp1=1

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 8:56 PM
Interesting article. I personally do not think that it is likely that any park could be sued for discrimination if they do not let obeseindividuals ride. If this was so, it probably woud have already happened. I also do not buy the disability arguement. Couldn't a person with a neck or spinal 'disability' sue for the same reasons? Again, I am not aware of any suits for this reason either. It is my belief that a park has the right to restrict anyone from riding their rides both for the individuals safety and for the financial safety of the parks. Asking that a person be able to fit in the ride restraint is not in any way unreasonable.

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 10:13 PM

I don't see how being overweight could be considered a disability period. Sure there are a few who are overweight because of problems out of their control, but those cases are few and far between.

What this in the article about setting an "absolute weight limit?" Interesting since this piece off CP's official site pretty much discredits absolute weight limits.


There are no maximum height or weight requirements because different guests carry their height and weight differently. All 250-pound people, for instance, do not have the same measurements.

The no help with the belt rule makes more sense than an absolute weight limit. Lets say they set a weight limit at 260. So a person who is 5'2" and weighs 250 will be allowed to ride and is less of a risk than a 6'6" 260 pound person under this logic.

I can see it now, everyone must hop up onto a scale to be weighed, sorta like cattle.

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Monday, April 8, 2002 4:48 AM

News...

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