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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Wren View Post
    I havent been on Small World in years, but doesnt it also contain the signs saying "You should be or 'must' be in good health to ride. Dont ride if you have X condition?"

    If it had those signs posted like every other ride, how did the suit not get tossed out? Is it because it didn't mention breakdown as well?
    Health warnings? For Small World? No. As far as I know, those warnings are only posted on thrill rides. As it should be.

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Diznygrl View Post
    Health warnings? For Small World? No. As far as I know, those warnings are only posted on thrill rides. As it should be.
    Strange, thought they would have slapped that sign in front of every ride 'just in case'
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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    When I was on crutches, I got stuck at the top of the big drop of Splash Mountain. My log had me with my crutches and a man who used a wheelchair. Most of the other logs right behind us were evacuated after about an hour. I was stuck for an additional hour because they contacted the fire department to get me and the man out of the log (I only required help to get to the steps as Disneyland required me to keep my crutches with me on most rides).

    We did have a cast member who came up to our log as others were being evacuated and explained the situation to us.

    Did it suck? Yes. Was I annoyed that they wouldn't let me try to get out on my own? Yes. Would I ever had considered suing? No.

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalpunk View Post
    I think the safety for all situations in disneyland should adhere to the "diarrhea factor" as a safety guideline.
    What about the vomit factor? Thrill rides we expect it but listening to the "Small World" song for half an hour would definitely cause me nausea...
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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneylandDragon View Post
    I get stuck in traffic for hours. Who do I get to sue? The truth is nobody ever takes responsibility for themselves anymore. It is always someone else's responsibility to have thought out all the possible solutions for your particular set of disabilities. Usually the deep pocket companies like Disney or Walmart get targeted for these type of law suits. You get stuck sitting on a boat, no big deal. There was no fire or other extreme danger to him. Oh but this person just happens to be prone to anxiety/panic attacks. Anxiety is one of the hardest things to disprove medically, tell a doctor you suffer from anxiety and you are almost instantly approved for medications like cannabis with no real testing needed. This guy made a quick and easy eight grand. I sometimes think there is no justice in this world. Then I remember this guy is paralyzed. Yeah that must suck, but suits like this make me feel a little less pity for him.
    I don't think you are understanding what the law suit was about.
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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Half of the $8k goes to legal fees anyway. Was it REALLY worth it?


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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Half of the $8k goes to legal fees anyway. Was it REALLY worth it?
    Not all people who sue are just out for money. Sometimes it's also about changing policy.
    "You can cut me off from the civilized world. You can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates. You can torture me with your thrice daily swill, but you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester. My voice shall be heard from this wilderness and I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer."

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    Not all people who sue are just out for money. Sometimes it's also about changing policy.
    In that case, I'm sure the plaintiff donated the money to a charitable cause after paying his attorney, right?

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    this is soo stupid, getting on any ride, theres always a chance that it could break down.. its comon sense.... u get on the ride knowing that its a machine.. and that it can break down and you can possibly get stuck if ur unable to be evacauated... this guy just wants money.

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by DL Lover in LA View Post
    When I was on crutches, I got stuck at the top of the big drop of Splash Mountain. My log had me with my crutches and a man who used a wheelchair. Most of the other logs right behind us were evacuated after about an hour. I was stuck for an additional hour because they contacted the fire department to get me and the man out of the log (I only required help to get to the steps as Disneyland required me to keep my crutches with me on most rides).

    We did have a cast member who came up to our log as others were being evacuated and explained the situation to us.

    Did it suck? Yes. Was I annoyed that they wouldn't let me try to get out on my own? Yes. Would I ever had considered suing? No.
    thats because ur not crazy and greedy...

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett240 View Post
    Getting a guest in a wheelchair out from inside Small World would be a pain. If you could push the boat outside or back to the beginning that would could work. But don't forget, you not only have to push the boat the wheelchair is in, you also have to push all of the boats around the circuit. If the boats are stopped, it would be almost impossible to push all of the boats. I bet that's why the boat was stuck where it was. All of the boats were stuck at the loading docks and backed up. So you wouldn't be able to push forward. Boats latter in the line would be even farther back inside the ride.

    There are a number of emergency exit doors behind the sets in Small World, However, you have to climb 4-5 steps to reach the doors. There are places to unload inside SW, but then you have to go down 4-5 stair steps and then back up 4-5 steps to reach the outside door. There are one or two places that the guests use a step ladder to exit the boats and reach the floor.

    I never thought about it, but it would be pretty hard to get a wheelchair bound person out of SM.
    That's what bothers me. This time there wasn't anything urgent. What if there were? What if there were a fire, or smoke, or something else happening where they needed to get everyone out of that attraction ASAP? In that case they'd call the fire department, obviously, but how would they even get to the guest in the middle of the attraction with all of these challenges?

    In terms of responsibility, if you're on a vehicle isn't it the operator's responsibility to convey you safely? If there's an emergency and they can't get you out, there's an issue.

    Maybe having some sort of movable ramp backstage could help in an emergency. And sadly if there really isn't a way to swing it, maybe it means taking out the wheelchair boat and telling guests they can't ride unless they can transfer. It would bite if it came to that because iasw is one of the attractions every guest can enjoy, but I could see that happening.

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Diznygrl View Post
    Health warnings? For Small World? No. As far as I know, those warnings are only posted on thrill rides. As it should be.
    Yeah, iasw is one of those rides you can even take a newborn infant on, if you want to (I don't think I would, just saying). There aren't any health restrictions for it.

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    It's only 8k. Disney makes that in less than 60 seconds of business in those parks.

    Big whoop-

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    Re: Handicapped guest trapped in ‘It’s a Small World’ wins lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    How did they come up with this $8,000 figure. I'm surprised he didn't sue for some enormous amount.
    It was $4000 (half) from a report I saw, and a $4000 "fine" (I think that's paid to the state, but maybe to the person) because the Counter in the First Aid Station was slightly off the correct height. "It has since been corrected".

    I bet it's a loss to the plaintiff though... Disney probably offered more than that to keep legal fees down.

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