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Old 10-01-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Know what they'll stop a ride for?

Opening your umbrella while you're riding the magic carpet ride at the mk!

Seriously, it started raining (of course) and some 20 something woman decided to pop her umbrella open while on the ride.

Dumbest looking thing I ever saw! lol she only lasted a few seconds before they shut the ride down. They yelled at her to shut the umbrella and she did, but put her hands on her head and literally was crying because her hair was getting wet.

Everyone had to get off while they reset the ride.
It wins the prize for this trips' dumbest WDW guest award.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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OMG, that is too funny. You can always find a good laugh somewhere while visiting WDW.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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Lucky a big gust of wind didn't come by and take her away. She could fly like Mary Poppins. LOL
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #4
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Am I the only one who thinks it's not that crazy or stupid to try to open your umbrella when you're on a tame, outside ride like the magic carpets and it's raining outside? I could see myself trying to do that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:59 PM   #5
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Oh dear, lol!
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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Do they call in the code "Mary Poppins" when they hit the stop ride button?
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:18 PM   #7
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Am I the only one who thinks it's not that crazy or stupid to try to open your umbrella when you're on a tame, outside ride like the magic carpets and it's raining outside? I could see myself trying to do that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Nope. I too didn't think that would be insanely dumb. BTMRR, yes, but Aladdin...no.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:23 PM   #8
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Am I the only one who thinks it's not that crazy or stupid to try to open your umbrella when you're on a tame, outside ride like the magic carpets and it's raining outside? I could see myself trying to do that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Lose your grip in a gust of wind (with air already moving past you because hey, you're on a ride) and that thing's going to fly out of your hand and smack the kid in the carpet behind you right in the face. Seems kind of obvious.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:41 PM   #9
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Am I the only one who thinks it's not that crazy or stupid to try to open your umbrella when you're on a tame, outside ride like the magic carpets and it's raining outside? I could see myself trying to do that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It's that that I think it's particularly dangerous, but I have enough good sense to know that it would shut any ride down because of the potential danger to other guests. It's easy enough to have an umbrella nearly fly out of your hands when a gust of wind hits it the right way. Combine that with the additional 10mph or so the carpets are probably moving, plus being in the air. She should have known better.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:57 PM   #10
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Am I the only one who thinks it's not that crazy or stupid to try to open your umbrella when you're on a tame, outside ride like the magic carpets and it's raining outside? I could see myself trying to do that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
You're kidding right? Even a small gust of wind, when added to the movement of the ride vehicle, would rip the umbrella right out of someone's hand.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:49 PM   #11
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Am I the only one who thinks it's not that crazy or stupid to try to open your umbrella when you're on a tame, outside ride like the magic carpets and it's raining outside? I could see myself trying to do that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I can't see trying to do that, but when I first read it when it was first posted I couldn't really see what was so incredibly stupid about it. Also couldn't figure out how the OP knew that the woman was crying about her hair being wet. But maybe the OP could hear what the woman was saying.


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Lose your grip in a gust of wind (with air already moving past you because hey, you're on a ride) and that thing's going to fly out of your hand and smack the kid in the carpet behind you right in the face. Seems kind of obvious.
I'm normally the "worst case scenario" person, the one who comes up instantly with the "why that won't work" thoughts (when I worked outside the home, you can imagine that my coworkers just loved me LOL), but it actually took me until now to come up with losing grip on the umbrella. So...not *that* obvious to everyone.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:52 PM   #12
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Lose your grip in a gust of wind (with air already moving past you because hey, you're on a ride) and that thing's going to fly out of your hand and smack the kid in the carpet behind you right in the face. Seems kind of obvious.
You would think, right?
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:08 PM   #13
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I'm sure I don't see how it's debatable that an open umbrella on a moving ride (no matter how slowly it is moving) might possibly be dangerous.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:36 PM   #14
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I'm sure I don't see how it's debatable that an open umbrella on a moving ride (no matter how slowly it is moving) might possibly be dangerous.
Yeah. I got nothin.' This seems like Common Sense 101 to me.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:41 PM   #15
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An umbrella in my hands is secure.
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