Man Dies shortly after riding Big Thunder Mtn.

Monday, December 9, 2002 1:45 PM

http://www.mouseplanet.com/david/parkdeath.htm

Disneyland is way tooooo shady on deaths in the park. Go to knotts, ask them why they installed the new restraints on Perilous Plunge and they'll tell you the full truth. Disneyland won't even say anyone has ever died in their park.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 1:47 PM

Wow. My heart goes out to his family.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 1:50 PM

disney hiding deaths? your kidding me.....

the man who shot himself in the head inside of epcot was still alive when he left the park, not announced dead until he left disney property. disney pays big money for these coverups. no of course nobody has ever died at disney....

my condolences (sp?) go out to this family.

EDIT: typos galore.

*** This post was edited by DRAGON82487 on 12/9/2002. ***

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Monday, December 9, 2002 1:51 PM
Yes indeed. I'm so disappointed I had to link to Mouseplanet though. Don't start reading, they're ultra negative, at least until now, Al just left to form his own website.
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Monday, December 9, 2002 1:54 PM

Many people die at disneyland every month, as the resort has more people than the average city on a heavy day. Show me one report that says someone was pronounced dead IN disneyland though. It always happens at the hospital, even when people were jumping off the sky buckets.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 2:14 PM

I never really looked at it before but this year was a good season safety wise for amusement rides. There were the Six Flags accidents early on but overall it was good expecially from last year.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 3:04 PM
According to that article, the man died from heart disease. which means he could have died getting off a flat ride, or simply walking back to his hotel. I feel for the family, but how can this be Disney's fault?

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Monday, December 9, 2002 3:07 PM
That is about 50 people now that have died at Disney, however a good majority of those (about 43) was due to two seperate helicopter crashes.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 3:11 PM

I believe, technically, a Paramedic can not pronounce someone dead. Even if their head is chopped off, I still think a doctor has to be the one to pronounce it. IF I am correct, then Disney is not truely covering anything up, they are just extending the truth.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 3:11 PM

CPLady said:
According to that article, the man died from heart disease. which means he could have died getting off a flat ride, or simply walking back to his hotel. I feel for the family, but how can this be Disney's fault?

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Furthermore, if the heart condition was known, he never should have ridden in the first place.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 3:35 PM

Yeah, the guy did have heart disease. Still sad, he should have not ridden though. How could BTMR cause a heart attack though (smooth and gentle). It wasn't like he was riding an Arrow looper or Togo.

I think disney has had more than 50 deaths. This one, columbia, grad night stupidity, countless suicides, stupid people standing up on the matterhorn, lots of drownings, and you say there was a helicopter crash.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 4:08 PM
CPLady - I don't think that it matters if it's Disney's fault, but I think what they are doing is businessly smart. People of the GP could assume that it did happen and it was Disney's fault. By covering it up, almost nobody in the GP would find that out. I know half of that isn't correct, but it's my guess.
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Monday, December 9, 2002 5:54 PM
Yeah, EVERYONE whos anybody now knows that an Obese lady took a swan dive off of Perilous Plunge. Especially since the media covered it so greatly.
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Monday, December 9, 2002 11:37 PM

Only a few months ago, Disney gave an official press conference in which they revealed their new PR policy. Disney would be frank concerning accidents in their parks from now on.

Is it just me, or are Disney people compulsive liars?

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:08 AM

They may have been "stretching the truth" with that statement too. The term "accidents" can be vaguely used in more ways than you'd believe. Hell, if you want to get technical, you could say that every time someone craps themselves or a kid urinates on its a small world, that Disney would announce it publicly . I believe that Disney meant "real" accidents, like afew years back when a kid tried to get out of a train on BTMR and got his leg caught imbetween the station platform and train.

There is a real ethical question here with this type of unfortunate ordeal. Should Disney say, "Someone died at our park due to (insert reason here)." if it wasn't a "Disney" problem?
It's the same type of deal that happened at Cedar Point (was it last year??) when someone died infront of Woodstock's Express.

I hate to hear this stuff. Imagine being at one of your favorite parks, and while there enjoying yourself a family member dies. My condolences go out to the family members and anyone involved.

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*** This post was edited by rOLLocOASt on 12/10/2002. ***

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:16 AM

For the record, A Co-worker of mine died a week ago from a anurism, Walking in the door of work to pick up his check :(

Chuck, who says he was only 20yrs old :(

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 3:45 AM

With 20-70 thousand people on property any given day at the DLR and 100,000--250,000 on property at WDW, the odds are people are going to die. Is is the parks fault anymore than if someone dies today in my hometown?

Is it sad and unfortunate? Yes. Is it really all that newsworty? Probably not but these days the tv news folks will do anything to get a rating. We aren't far off from news agencies showing people in the act of commiting suicide, murder, and other atrocities. Yeah for freedom of the press!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:01 AM

Charles, I'm sorry to hear that.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:09 AM

Shady? Give me a freakin' break. This kind of thing happens all the time at amusement parks, Disney or not. There is no conspiracy.

As for Mouseplanet, those people don't remember that the entire reason for being a fan is to have fun at the parks.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:20 AM

"Slim Shady" of course. ;)

Will the real Mickey Mouse please stand up. :)

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