Snake on Space Mtn

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  1. hakepb

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    I'm glad he's OK


    Am I the only one that thinks this is begging for a Samuel L Jackson movie ?
     
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  3. BEASLYBOO

    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

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    I've got questions here, it's darker than a tick in Space Mountain, he saw it drop, felt it drop, it was still in there when the ride stopped! It seems both odd to me and disturbing at the same time!

    it's not to say it can't happen but it just seems strange...

    I rode SM twice this week-end, thankfully I didn't read this on Friday! The crowds were near to non-existent, it was fab!
     
  4. bkny

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    I find this hard to believe as well. What are the odds of a snake falling into a moving coaster, and biting someone(through his pants or shorts)?

    This story would have made the local news and CM's would have knowledge of what happened.





    QUOTE="BEASLYBOO;49516599"]I've got questions here, it's darker than a tick in Space Mountain, he saw it drop, felt it drop, it was still in there when the ride stopped! It seems both odd to me and disturbing at the same time!

    it's not to say it can't happen but it just seems strange...

    I rode SM twice this week-end, thankfully I didn't read this on Friday! The crowds were near to non-existent, it was fab![/QUOTE]
     
  5. RSWA2

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    Whether the story is true or not, the odds of this happening again is probably 0. Even with the 16+ million people who visit WDW each year.

    "Snakes on Roller Coasters" would easily make any type of local news.

    Snopes.com talks about it as an urban legend. http://www.snopes.com/critters/snakes/carousel.asp
     
  6. BEASLYBOO

    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

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    Samuel L Jackson made a mint on "Snakes on a Plane", and loved making it, as horrible a film as it was, perhaps this is the sequel! :rotfl:
     
  7. Silver19

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    When I was twelve years old, my arm was knocked off and quickly devoured by a snake while I was riding Space Mountain. Fortunately, I wasn't decapitated that same afternoon. Because that snake was HUNGRY.

    :laughing:
     
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    Moved from DVC Boards as not DVC related.
     
  9. P'colaBeachBum

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    Our local news reports on WDW accidents, etc.....not one word about this incident.

    Whatever caused his discomfort...I hope he is ok.

    Edit...just binged and only thing that showed up were posts on Dis trouble maker board...word for word.
     
  10. North of Mouse

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    Sorry, but I don't for one moment believe this. The things that people will try to get started is beyond me.

    This would have been all over the news - no way to keep it quiet, if something like were to actually happen. :rolleyes2
     
  11. ohboyx3

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    No way this happened.
     
  12. BayouMickey

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  13. maccagerl

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    I'm sure Disney wouldn't go running to the newspapers about this, and unless the victim called the papers, how would they know this happened?
    I'm sure there are plenty of things that go on that we never hear about, because the person isn't publicizing it and Disney keeps it quiet.
     
  14. bdklein

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    Let's see them. Nobody knows (ok maybe a few people) who it is anyway.

    Based on where it landed, I wonder if it scared the pee-pee out of him?

    Hope he's ok.
     
  15. dimndgal1

    dimndgal1 One little spark...

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    I have a hard time believing this story

    I have encountered two snakes at WDW and bothb times Sir Hiss slithered away at the sound of people... I have a hard time believeing the sounds of SM didn`t scare the snake off. Not to mention the wealth of mice/food would be near trash, and that`s on the ground.

    I admit I`m not an expert, but it`s hard to believe
     
  16. North of Mouse

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    Sorry, I disagree completely - plenty of things like this 'do not' happen all the time at Disney. There are always witnesses to most things that happen in this type magnitude, and Disney could not dare try to suppress it! :(
     
  17. HelenParr

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    Glad the kid is okay. And I believe your friend told you about it.

    I am having trouble understanding how the snake was identified or was it caught? SM is pretty dark during the ride. And snakes generally live after biting (not like a bee, for example, that might die when it stings you). Did he capture it? Was it still hanging out in the ride when they "landed."

    Were the pictures are after the snake was captured?
     
  18. maccagerl

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    Was this on the news?

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2465052
     
  19. PuppyJonathan

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    Now if this happened when the lights were on that would've been the ultimate horror story
     
  20. Q-man

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    False. They have them to keep their prey firmly in their mouth.
     
  21. ghtx

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    Actually, it's true (as I discovered after a 30-second Google search). Only venomous snakes have fangs. The rest have teeth, but no fangs.
     

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