Death at Disney World's Splash Mountain

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2000 10:32 AM | Contributed by PointMan

A man was killed after getting out of boat at the wrong time.

Read about the story on CNN.

Tuesday, November 7, 2000 11:20 AM
That is really bad. They should have stations set up through the course of the ride where people can't see the workers but the workers can see the people. So if something happens, someone will be able to at least attempt to do something.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2000 12:01 PM
Man, this year is getting worse and worse! This sucks for Disney.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2000 12:08 PM
It really sucks for Disney, expecially since most will blame them for that persons stupidity.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2000 12:37 PM
If stupid people are going to do stupid things that cant be prevented or legislated away.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2000 3:31 PM
It's just not right I tell ya, NOT RIGHT!!!!
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Wednesday, November 8, 2000 12:08 PM
Anyone ever find out why he got out? I wonder what language he speaks. Perhaps he couldn't read the "don't stand up signs"?
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Wednesday, November 8, 2000 12:47 PM
this guy must have been a real idiot to get out of a log on splash mountain. it's not like he could have been scared because its about the stupidest ride in disney world *** This post was edited by Pud Polar on 11/8/2000. ***
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Wednesday, November 8, 2000 2:01 PM
This is an inherit problem with these kinds of rides. As a result of not having a lapbar, some michieveous riders may have too much freedom. I think I can speak for all riders and encourage everyone to sit down and remain seated until the conclusion of the ride. I hope this accident doesn't become another bad story on the dangers of going to the amusement park.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2000 4:32 PM
R.I.P. i always hate hearing these kinda stories. these are the type of things that always start the "rollercoasters arent safe" stories. its to bad.
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Friday, November 10, 2000 12:48 AM
As for the first comment I thought that Disney would have cameras set up all through the park including their rides to check for stupid things like this.

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Friday, November 10, 2000 12:14 PM
I think they do
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Monday, November 13, 2000 8:28 AM
he got what he deserved because of him all bathrooms and drink stands will have over the shoulder restraints
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