Man suffers severed fingers after ride on Magic Kingdom's Pirates of The Caribbean

Posted Friday, July 11, 2014 11:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A tourist was hospitalized Thursday morning after an accident on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney's Magic Kingdom. The tips of the man's ring finger and his pinky finger on his right hand were severed, according to Bo Jones, with the Reedy Creek Fire Department. Jones said the man was holding on to the outside of the boat during the ride.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:53 PM
LostKause's avatar

And to add to that, Jeff, the small drop is in complete darkness, or at least it was when I rode it. What kind of dummy would put hand outside of the boat in complete darkness though?

Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:39 PM
Jeff's avatar

Tourist dummies, I suppose.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:20 PM
Rickrollercoaster's avatar

My guess was Loading and Unloading as well.

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Monday, July 14, 2014 1:09 PM

I think it almost has to be at load/unload, because if I remember right, the Pirates boats are just big log flume boats, which means the guide wheels would be well out of reach, and the guide rail would be a good 6" out from the side of the no pinch points.

Of course we are assuming this was a 'caught between' injury. Could the finger hazard exist elsewhere/elsewise on that ride?

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Monday, July 14, 2014 2:54 PM
Rickrollercoaster's avatar

Who knows, could be another crazy person desperate for money stunt. (Women and Wendy's chili.)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 3:01 PM
rollergator's avatar

I don't think it was a "stunt" by any means.

The word severed,as opposed to crushed, seems to indicate a SHARP surface somewhere...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:37 AM
LostKause's avatar

I doubt that someone is desperate enough for money to purposely have their fingertips severed off. lol

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:25 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

hmmmm, I dunno. It depends on how much money, especially if it's just the tip.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:34 AM
kpjb's avatar

That's... what... she... said.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:40 PM
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"His girlfriend gave up her toe." "Yah, she thought we were getting million dollars."


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