Quadriplegic Sues Disney After Being Trapped on 'Small World' Ride

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  1. cm8

    cm8 <font color=blue>Half of the time we're rushing ar

    Nov 20, 2009
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  3. peabody58

    peabody58 I'm just a drummer in a R&R Band!!

    Mar 28, 2010
    40 minutes to get evacuated is not out of line. DW and I were 'trapped' on Maelstrom for 35 minutes as they struggled to get a very very overweight person out the tilted car and down the stairs. Fortunately there was a young girl in front of us who we helped keep entertained so she wouldn't freak out and start crying. Rides breakdown - it's all part of the experience. I think its neat to see all the engineering when they turn the lights on and turn off the effects.

    Oh well if this individual wins this IMO frivolous lawsuit, out ticket prices will go up - again.
  4. bookwormde

    bookwormde <font color=darkorchid>Heading out now, another ad

    Mar 16, 2008
    Always hard to tell from a sensationalized news story, but as an emergency services person it does sound like there were issues with the evalcuation. It is not about how long it takes, it is about the outcome. In this case it sounds like the the level of support was "lacking".

    It is also unusual for the situation not to have gone through the complaint, mediation process where 99% of these issues are adressed, unless it is just a lawyer trying to stay busy and make some $.

  5. mickey&minniealways

    mickey&minniealways DIS Veteran

    Feb 2, 2008
    sounds about right to me.
  6. Dashzap

    Dashzap DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2006
    Difficult to know without having any details, but is the concern that there was no way to evacuate him if the ride breakdown was longer?
  7. KPeveler

    KPeveler Moderator Moderator

    Dec 17, 2006
    No, there is a way, they would have just pushed the boat manually to the dock, but this is a LOT of work, and since they knew the ride would be up again, they have the powerchair wait.

    He is upset because he is now saying he did not receive medical attention when he asked for it. It is a he-said, she-said battle.

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