Working for a news station I have access to an incredible wealth of knowledge, namly google news, and this morning as I covered the death in Florida ran across a couple figures that got me thinking.
One site is reporting that there have been eighteen deaths related to Disneyparks since 1989. Another described seven deaths in Florida alone in the last eighteen months. Still another says nine deaths since 2004.
However it begs some speculative perhaps even controversial questions:
*Have Disney parks become more unsafe in recent years?
*Have rides become more intense? Are they creating unsafe G-forces and speeds?
*Have rider become weaker, more fragile, less healthy- and thus unable to handle the same rides we experienced before 2004, before 1989?
*Or are people who might have read warning prior to 1989/2004- simply choosing to ignore warnings?
*Is this evidence that state should become involved in regulating the rides? If so which department? or should the federal government create an organization whose purpose is to monitor and regulate rides?