In a very strange news piece, Disney is being sued by a guest over being banned from the Walt Disney World parks. According to the article a local woman by the name of Denise Mooty used to frequently visit the Studios for the sole purpose of riding Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror over and over. She claims to suffer from something called abdominal adhesions which has something to do with growing internal scar tissue around certain organs that are quite painful and often require repeated surgery to break apart. Apparently the only thing that helped with the pain, and even cut back on the number of surgeries needed, was riding the Tower of Terror over and over. It seems the airtime and negative-G’s from the ride were a great way to ‘break up the scar tissue”.
Now that is all fine and great, but it seems that she somehow got someone at Disney to issue her a “Guest Assistance Card” allowing her to cut to the front of the line. While the article doesn’t mention it the video version of the report mentions that she would ride the Tower “up to 50 times a day” with this pass until a CM decided to revoke her pass. From here she jumps to the fact that she was then banned from Disney property, but I think there has got to be a bit more to the story that we’re not being told.
Obviously the CM felt that she was abusing the Guest Assistance Card, and I’ve got to admit jumping to the front of the line to ride Tower of Terror 50 times a day would certainly give them just cause to do so. But I feel certain that there must have been some kind of altercation following this that led to her being banned from all of the Disney parks that we haven’t been told about yet, as Disney doesn’t usually make it a habit of banning people from the parks without a well documented reason to do so. So far Disney has yet to officially respond to this story.
In the meantime I can only dream about what it must be like to be able to ride the Tower of Terror 50 times in a day…