IOA ends search for prosthetic leg

Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Universal's Islands of Adventure has stopped looking for the prosthetic leg of a guest that came loose during a ride on Dueling Dragons a few weeks ago.

Read more from The St. Petersburg Times.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:39 AM
How bizarre. It is amazing that they searched so well and still were unable to find it. Some day someone will accidentally find it.

It is very nice of Universal to be so giving with this man - it wasnt there fault in any way that this happened, yet they have gone above and beyond to do everything they can to help this man including this extensive search, replacement of the leg and a free future visit. Good job customer service.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 5:00 AM
They won't search for my lost hat but they will pay for this guys leg to be replaced. Wow.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003 6:13 AM
While I'm sure you loved your hat Wahoo. I'm sure that this man loved his prosthetic leg a little more. :)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 6:26 AM
Are we sure this man had his leg with him when he got on the ride? :-) Seems strange they could not find it in a drained lake! Maybe a gator ate it!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 6:40 AM
But, how many times have we all heard the phrase,

"X park will not be held responsible for items lost, stolen or damaged."

If grandpa loses his false teeth will they pay for them to be replaced?

Seriously, it was nice of Universal to offer to do this.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 6:56 AM
Maybe this guy took IOA for a ride.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 7:46 AM
Thats exactly what I was thinking Chernabog.

Formerly NoLimitChic*** This post was edited by Sarah Jackson 8/19/2003 11:47:14 AM ***

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 10:31 AM
^^ Seconded.

Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 11:12 AM
My guess is some (supid) kid took it after it flew off....

... not that I did or anything... [shift eyes]... ;)

- Alan "who lives in NY" Jacyszyn

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:09 PM
Maybe they found my wallet with 70 dollars in the process.

Still hating that one.

I'm so friggin' sick of people who think the Crystal beach Cyclone would have been a great coaster. Woohoo ! I just rode this great ride , and Now My arm is broken and my tailbone is Bruised!

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:10 PM
rollergator's avatar JRS opined: "Maybe a gator ate it!"

Hey, I wasn't even AT the park that day...;)
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"Well, nothing fancy, mostly just ones and zeroes"...;)

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:35 PM
That is really nice of them to spend so much time and money to help this guy out. They are going above and beyond there call of duty. I really feel bad for this guy, imagine how embarrassing this must be for him.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 1:05 PM
Are we sure he had the limb on when he got on the ride? I wanna see the on-ride photo!


Tuesday, August 19, 2003 2:10 PM
Not to be rude but damn wouldn't you make sure your leg was attached better or take it off it that was you, I sure as heck would. Think about it I am sure there are signs that say secure items before riding or something like that. If I lost my sunglasses or a hat they would say oh well, the're only doing this because he's a legal handicap and you have to go way out of your way to accomodate them due to the ADA.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003 3:56 PM
Can you not walk without sunglasses.

Now tell me Cedar Point is running out of space.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:49 PM
What would be the point of the guy lying about having it on when he got on the ride? They're just going to replace it with a similar leg.

Also, that comment of helping the guy because he's handicapped may be true but when is the last time someone lost a $13,000 item on a ride? The ADA has nothing to do with it. Handicapped people deseve certain rights because they have it rougher than the GP and they were getting screwed for decades before laws were enacted to give them the same access and opportunities as the rest of us.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:11 AM
<<the're only doing this because he's a legal handicap and you have to go way out of your way to accomodate them due to the ADA.>>>

Hmmm...I'm bipolar and qualified for I guess I should have made SFOT look for the hat I lost on the Judge Roy Scream last weekend. Especially since the ride op didnt ask if I wanted him to hold onto it like he did everyone else on the ride. I didnt even notice those buckets on the wall filled with riders belongings until we were getting off the ride. And they were on the exit side, meaning the only way the riders things could've gotten in them is if the ride op placed them in there himself. Im not complaining too much, cause it was only a cheap hat, but it still annoys me that the ride op didnt do his job and ask if I wanted him to hold onto it like he apparently did for folks at the front of the train.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003 2:33 PM
nitejonboy: You might wanna be really careful about who you speak of qualifying for disability for mental illness to...

While representing yourself as incapable of performing any substantial gainful activity on a sustained basis, you could always run across a 'gatekeeper' who ghostwrites psych analyses for $250 an hour court-appointed expert witnesses and can identify goal-directed activity equivalent to that required for simple, repetitive three-to-four step tasks a mile away.

What was I saying?


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Saturday, August 23, 2003 1:30 PM
It's not the ride op's responsibilty in the first place to go around asking for your belongings. His job is to operate the ride and make sure no one gets injured. You should have placed it in the baskets yourself. Every ride that has baskets usually has them on the edit side of the station.. for one.. people in line can't get to them and steal them. Most people just walk through the cars. It's not that hard anyways. And it's just a hat.. You can always get more.

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