Girl critical after riding Disney Tower of Terror...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:52 PM
On drudge report:

http://www.local6.com/news/4713504/detail.html

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:58 PM
What the hell is up with all these people getting hurt on Disney Rides? I meen its supposed to be a place for family fun and memories to last a life time. Sure her memories will last a lifetime, but there not going to be the most happy.

-Colin-

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:00 PM
I don't see how this one could be any fault of the ride. Sounds like the old "pre-existing condition" story at this point.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:03 PM
exactly. It only made the news because it is at an amusement park...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:05 PM
If the ride wasin California, they'd have to shut it down and have it inspected mechanically and declared safe by the state again.

I think the press just waits outside Disney parks and watches for trouble.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:05 PM
Well I know most of the time its not the rides fault I'm just saying that a lot of people are ending up "In critical condition or even dead (Mission Space)" after they ride the rides. It's kinda funky in all, they got the warning signs but people still ignore them. Well, a lot of the people don't even know they have a existing condition till it all happens. Like my Aunt went on The Hulk at IOA, and a few days later she suffered a brain anurism (Spelling?) that the doctor blamed on the ride. She survied thankfully. So In a way, it can be the ride, but most of the time it's not.

-Colin-

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:10 PM

Colin Fisher said:
"a lot of people are ending up 'In critical condition or even dead (Mission Space)' after they ride the rides."

WTF, Colin, are you a newspaper reporter? I thought only they were dense enough to call two (unrelated, non-ride-caused incidents) "a lot"...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:12 PM
Ok, well sorry. I went a little far when I said a lot, ok? 2.

-Colin-

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:18 PM
You don't develop aneurysms from rides...but existing ones may rupture after you've boarded one. Or for that matter, after a good hard sneeze.

-'Playa

*** Edited 7/12/2005 8:12:08 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:41 PM
I don't sense anything good coming from this recent string of health problems of guests at the park. In no way do I blame the park itself, but how can someone die on Pirates of the Carribean? I must've missed that story.

I think the pirates just wanted her booty ;) *** Edited 7/12/2005 7:42:34 PM UTC by AdrenalineJunkie***

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:46 PM
The ride doesn't drop 13 stories. Yes... it goes 13 stories high, but it drops in small amounts, like 5 stories, up 3, down 2, ect. People need to be more aware of their contidion before riding these rides. I was there just a week ago, and rode ToT 8 times. I don't see what could have happened to this girl. Of coarse it may not be the rides fault.

On ToT, the first drop, or first launch upwards (depending on the ride) can be unexpected. Tell you the truth, it could have been a heart attack. I don't want to affend anyone here. But this 16 year old girl could have been a rather large, and had heart conditions. And there is a sign at the enterence that says if you have a heart condition , this ride is not for you. You'd be surprised how many people miss these signs. Missing the warnings on Mision Space, would be like not knowing the sky is blue.

People these days are dumb when it comes to amusment park safty. "I'll put my Fannie Pack right here on my lap, so the lap bar doesn't come all the way down, and the ops have to unlock all the lap bars". And as I said, people are unaware. People should be fully aware of what a ride does, before riding it. Although, it may not be easy for GP, they should look at every aspec. Is it fast? Do people claim it hurts? Is it tall? How am strapped in? ect. I always look at what the ride is, how fast it goes, retraints, everything, when I visited a new park. (Yet its not so hard, because you pretty much know everything about roller coasters and rides anyways.) *** Edited 7/12/2005 7:49:03 PM UTC by Keith2005***

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:46 PM
Disney World gives more rides than any other park in the world. Naturally there will be a disproportionate number of pre-existing conditions aggravated by the rides. It doesn't mean Disney rides are less safe. Disney has a target on their back.

And to those making stupid comments about knowing if you're able to ride, or reading the signs, tell me, have you had some kind of scan lately that gives you an all-clear from things about to rupture in your head? I didn't think so. *** Edited 7/12/2005 7:48:12 PM UTC by Jeff***

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:51 PM
No Jeff. But look, if I had a heart attack, and my doctor told be not to stress myself. I would not ride ToT. If I had a back problem, pregnate (which, I hope I never am... lol) or have a injury that can be agrevated... I wouldn't ride. People ignore these things.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:52 PM
I'm sorry, did this girl have a heart attack? Did the kid on Mission: Space? Did the woman that had an aneurysm on Goliath a few years ago? Stick to what's relevant to the story.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:54 PM
Exactly. Noone knows what unknown pre-existing problems they have.

Imagine my suprise when I had a stroke at 24 years of age. How was I supposed to know what it was or that I had something wrong? Perhaps I'll die on a ride because of any other pre-existing condition.

Not everything is caused specifically by the ride. How many ride deaths happen because someone didn't know they had a pre-existing health problem?

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:54 PM
Its not stated. She could have. You don't know. And the boy on Mission Space could have some condition.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:54 PM
There is no evidence that the person who died on Mission: Space knew about a pre-existing condition and I suspect the same will be said for this most recent incident.

It is talk like this that gets the press stirred up. *** Edited 7/12/2005 7:55:43 PM UTC by wahoo skipper***

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:56 PM
Disney rides aren't particularly more dangerous than any other rides, but in the event of an accident their response absolutely sucks.

Somebody tell me why it took over a minute and a half for the Reedy Creek 911 dispatcher to ask if the kid who died on Mission: Space was breathing. Why did it take over two minutes into the 911 call for somebody to be instructed to begin CPR? Why was there nobody at the ride who knew how to perform CPR?

The rides may not be any less safe, but the emergency response is.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:56 PM
Having a pre-existing condition and KNOWING you have a pre-existing condition are two different things.

Some people know they are stupid. Some people don't realize they are stupid.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:59 PM
John, I can agree. A licenced person for CPR should be at every coaster or ride. Not to the point when it is ovious, like someone walking around with "CPR" on a red shirt.


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Also, this may be Crystal Beach Cyclone like, but their should be a licened nurse too. Not to cure somthing, but to examine the condition, and decide what actions need to take place.

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This is not a story that would help the general wealth of the people. How is a 16 year old almost dieing on a Disney ride gonna help someone, its not. However, somthing like "All the troops over seas come back home" would. *** Edited 7/12/2005 8:05:56 PM UTC by Keith2005***

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