Sometimes, it's the other visitors, not the rides, that ought to worry you
Plenty of brutal details have emerged about a May 27 attack at the tea cup ride
in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. A thirysomething Orlando-area woman was left with chronic back injuries after a larger, older Alabama woman jumped her after the victim loaded two pairs of elementary-aged children on the spinning cup ride, according to court documents reported in the Orlando Sentinel
The alleged attacker is facing felony charges.
Witnesses say that the alleged attacker shouted profanities and shoved a couple kids after accusing the victim of cutting in line. (Both ended up in the same load group on the ride.)
[commentary] Plenty of folks complain about what they believe to be unruly teenagers at parks such as those in the Six Flags chain. Personally, I'd rather wait with a gaggle of tatted-up teens than a pair of stressed-out Moms, any day of the year. Do *not* get near an angry mother in a theme park! [/commentary]
Again... if you are irritated and not having a good time... LEAVE.
What makes someone so special that they think they can cut in line? Most parks now have special access fees, like US Front of the Line passes, or even SF Fast Passes or their super duper over priced non-sense one day ticket. Why can't they wait in the line like the rest of us. Or be smart and generate a game plan to attack rides in proper order as to not have to wait.
Yeah, I hate line-cutting too, but I could understand a bit better if she maybe had just shoved the other mother (not that that's right, either) and not a little kid. I thought that maybe with 4 children with her, the victim might have stepped out of line to take one to the bathroom or something. Who knows? That teacup queue can get pretty long.
Well, we only have the attackers word that she did actually cut in line. Not sure how trustworthy that is.
Good thing I don't go during the busy times, cause I don't like to deal with this crap! When the lines are short, I realy don't care if a few people cut me.
The problem here is we will never know the real story. Maybe person #1 thought person # 2 cut the line. Bur really how can you cut the line with 2 pairs of elementary kids and a mother?? And who could shove a child anyway?
This is the craziest story I have ever read. I have never personlly witnessed any physical altercations at any parks I have attended. I wonder did the lady make any attempt to defend herself?
If you cut in line, you get a beat down, I like that Idea.
I remember, two years ago at Animal Kingdom, a man pushed another man's wife down by the "It's Great To Be Bug" attraction, and man whose wife was knocked down got into a fist fight with the other guys wife. He bit off the guys tip of his finger!! No joke! They agreed to not press charges so the cops wouldn't be called and actually shook hands! Weird folks at all the parks it seems. This was during the Christmas season too, which made it even worse. They both had small kids too.
People just need to learn how to act. Theme parks are suppose to be fun!!
What got me was that both parties got in the same load group. I don't remember the MK Tea Party well, but in DL, there is a loading area between the queue and the ride platform. You're supposed to fill in that whole loading area so that you board the loading platform in a mass, as opposed to a single file line.
I agree with Mr. Niles. There is a loading area, so everyone is going to get on. Even though it looks like someone is "cutting", they are not. Everyone gets a cup. By the story above, I understand the confusion, but everyone gets on.
Interestingly enough this was a subject that I nominated in your recent poll about what annoys you at Theme Parks.
First of all, let's establish that as parks keep growin the front of the line opportunity is the only way you are going to hit 16 coasters in one day. We never have the time & infinate resources to stay hotels, & buy entrance for multiple days. While I agree the mouse does it best with everyone having equal opportunity with fast pass, at least with the others, we can pay a little extra & not have to pick & choose what to sacrifice because we can't wait in lines AND do it all in one day.
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