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.
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.
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***
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***
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***
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.
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.
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.
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.
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***