How sad! :(Quote:
Originally Posted by xfkirsten
How sad! :(Quote:
Originally Posted by xfkirsten
I feel bad for the family, any loss of a child is horrible.
I don't believe this was WDW's fault though, although I think we will know more once they release the autopsy.
I am fairly certain some undisclosed medical reason will be revealed for his death...
But how sad....Our thoughts are with the family, and those involved in this tragedy...
As a Dad I can't imagine what these parents are going through right now. I am so sorry for them.
Thinking about this from a Theme Park business standpoint, I can't help but think that deaths like this one will become more prevalent in the future. Attractions have been on a steady course of "bigger, faster, more extreme" for the past decade or so. The truth is, the human body can only take so much and the more intense the experience, the fewer the number of people who are physically able to withstand it. I can honestly see M:S as a high water mark in attraction design when it comes to intensity. Every park with intense attractions has had its share of injuries on intense attractions, but because this is Disney which is seen as the first family of theme parks, it will make more of a public impact. I think we've seen the last of truly intense attractions at Disney parks. Even though I love coasters, I don't know that this is such a bad thing. Until fairly recently, WDW and Disneyland were places you could go and enjoy with the entire family. I'd like that to happen again. We'll see. I'm no expert.
Anyway, it's a shame all around.
Rides haven't gotten more dangerous over the years. At the turn of the century, people would ride one loop rollercoasters and sometimes come off with a broken neck. Nothing is impossible, the future is limitless.
Disney needs to address that it is geared toward the family but, at the same time say that it's got a good amount of rides that are geared for a certain audience. read what I said earlier. Disney's rides don't have to change, it's marketing does.
I hate to sound jaded, but there's also the human stupidy factor. A lot of times people go on these rides knowing they have a condition, but ignore the warnings.
A boy died after riding Rock'n Rollercoaster. I was just watching it on the news. I feel so bad for the family. http://www.micechat.com/forums/image.../sad%20guy.gif
This is truely sad, and as with every one else, my sympathies to the family.
I have to agree. I think the solution may be a ground up complete reworking of the warning system. Mission: SPACE has, at least attempted, to add that extra customized layer: signs, video, and a CM asking. But you can't expect people to take some of these signs serious when the same sign is on something as tame as Space Mountain. The signs then just come across as silly and apart of some regulation.Quote:
Originally Posted by OogieBoogie
I don't think it's very funny to say that. Here's to more deaths seems pretty tacky.Quote:
Originally Posted by barfownz
I think we'll find out that this poor kid had a heart condition or brain anuerysm that the family knew nothing about. With millions and millions of guests heading to Disney parks every year, statistically, some of these kids will end up on one of these rides. The unfortunate thing for Disney is the TIMING of this event on the heels of the two Mission Space deaths within the past few months.
Unless we start offering CT scans to everyone prior to getting on rides of this type, there's really no way to prevent this. I'll bet if it wasn't this particular coaster, it would have been a basketball game, a jog around the track during P.E....it could have been anything. I guess we'll learn more when the autopsy report comes back.
We're headed to Disneyland tomorrow. I'll be giving my kids extra hugs all day. :(
Even if you don't listen to the warning why wouldn't you listen by word of mouth? If people come off and there are guest testimonials saying "that was terrifying" or "that was the freakiest ride I've ever been on." Why wouldn't you at least give it some thought? Once again, I'm not attacking this family but it does give a good point. On, a side note I read a story about it on AOL and it talked about the woman who died on M:S. They said she had extremely high blood pressure. You've got to be kidding me if in Germany the last time she was at the doctor, he/she didn't say "Wow, you're going to have to watch your blood pressure." Some will say "Well, all warnings are in english..." but, I feel they say on the park maps, which come in many languages, which is a fair warning. Was the just ignoring the blatant warnings or did she simply overlook it? Who will know?
I have a son that age, my heart breaks for the family and for what they must be going through :(
Why has the Disney Co. been cursed with so many deaths at their parks as of the recent? Lets hope it ends soon.
I expect this is another "unknown health problem" which will get posted on page 20 next week or whenever, yet the sensation that he died will stay on page 1 for a day or so.
Maybe if kids like this got to play on old fashioned play grounds not the "care bear" variety we have today, forced into child seats, helmets and protective gear for every sport, he wouldn't have survived to 12 anyways. I am not trying to be mean, but if a person has unknown defects would you rather those come out when they are young our wait until they are driving a huge vehicle or operating something dangerous to die and take a bunch of people with them. Kids used to survive childhood, now they get pampered through it so Darwin doesn't have as many chances.
Its sad how our "News" borders on slandering anyone/anything to sell their stories. It doesn't matter that a million people may have ridden that rollercoaster and were fine, it just takes one and no information about why and they have their headline story. Of course then they go interview people who are now "scared", "want disney to fix it" to add to the sensation that it was Disney who killed the boy.
His parents took him to Disneyworld. They allowed him on the ride, heck it sounds like they rode with him. If they were on it and survived then they better not sue because it obviously wasn't that dangerous if they walked off fine.
If the mechanicals were at fault, then yes there could be negligence investigations, but Disneyland can't be responsible if your body isn't built like the other 99.99% of the population.
I am sad that it had to happen at WDW. Its not good for anyone except the news industry and lawyers. :(