View Full Version : Roger Rabbit ride now open at Disneyland

07-12-2001, 08:20 PM
Just saw on the news that Disneyland officials have reopened
the Roger Rabbit ride at Disneyland. Apparantly they installed
new safety precautions on the ride to avoid unfortunate
accidents like what occured 9 months ago which shut it down
in the first place. I would also like to add, that even though
a ride may appear safe, if you do have a child and want to
take them on a ride you should take into serious
considerations about the warnings they post. I've been
on the Roger Rabbit ride and it's a great ride, but if you spin it
fast enough I can see how it could throw a 4 year old boy. It
isn't like most of the Fantasyland rides, but even with those
rides I could see something happening to a small child if
someone doesn't take precautions. It is a moving vehicle
after all and they are quite heavy.

I used to work at Universal Studios at the E.T. ride, and you
wouldn't believe how irresponsible some parents can be.
(I am in no way saying that what happened at the Roger Rabbit
ride was the parents fault) You wouldn't believe how many
parents tried to bring their children who were under the
age requirement onto the ride. One lady went so far as
to hide her infant in a blanket and placed the child in-between
her lap and the lap bar. I was working at the exit at the
time and one of the leads noticed it first.

I know the vast majority of parents are very responsible
with their kids, but I cannot stress enough how important
it is to evaluate how safe a ride is for your child. When it
comes to your child there really is no such thing as a
safety free environment.

07-12-2001, 09:07 PM
It was still closed when we were there late last week. One thing I did notice since the last time we were at DL (or maybe I just didn't notice before) was that the signs no longer said "A child under 7 must be acccompanied"; it now said "Young children...". I also saw lots of signs instructing "parents must supervise."

That is unbelievable about the woman hiding the infant under a blanket. Some people are... for lack of a better word... stupid! That would be cause for prosecuting child endangerment, don't you think?

07-12-2001, 10:00 PM
yeah DonnaS I agree that it was stupid. But I
think that park officials would be really leary about
going that far. Especially since there are a lot of
international visitors that visit the parks, and it might
be hard to prosecute and bad publicity, especially if
no one was hurt. Plus the fact that so many people
are sue happy nowadays, and with so many lawyers
around, park officials hands are kinda tied. That's
just speculation of course.

The lady who did this to her child by the way, didn't speak
English, or at the least claimed not to, and when we informed
her she should not have done this, she looked kinda
bewildered, then just walked away.