Six Flags Great America sued by family of disabled boy for ride prohibition

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014 12:27 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Ann McKinney, of Decatur, claims her young son Rory was refused permission on “the vast majority” of rides at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee two years ago due to his disability, according to the suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court. Rory has Radial-Ulnar club hand, a “congenital upper extremity deformity” in both of his arms, the suit states.

Read more from The Sun Times via NBC Chicago.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 6:36 PM

I think this would've resulted in a lawsuit either way. Had the kid gone on and got hurt, the family would be suing the park for letting him on. I'm all for equal rights, but if a disability is a safety hazard, the park had every right to not let the kid ride.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 7:29 PM

Beyond a right ("to not let the kid ride")... a responsibility.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 8:28 PM

The parks are damned if they do, and damned if they don't.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:18 PM

He probably would have gone on the kiddie coaster and skinned his elbow.

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