Weekend notes: Lots o' folks shown the door
SeaWorld divers: Scott Powers at the Orlando Sentinel this weekend had an interesting story about "a life-and-death emergency that would nearly kill one diver and lead to the resignations of two others."Tokyo power failure: A report from Japan said that a power failure Sunday at Tokyo Disneyland shut down 25 rides at the park. Most rides soon came back up. No one was injured and lots of comps were issued.Dummy at Disney: Ever wonder if they ever find anything at those security check-point tables outside Disney theme parks? Beside contraband sandwiches and soft drinks? Well, today, they did. Disney security busted a 63-year-old woman rolling with a loaded .32-caliber semi-automatic handgun... plus a pair of scissors and a locked blade knife.
Disney called the Orange County Sheriff's Office, which took the gun and arrested the woman, who claimed that she forgot she was packing when she left for the park.
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The incident with the woman bringing the gun to Disney is all over the news. They have her comment that she forgot she was packing as well as carrying the sissors and the knife. This is when it starts to worry you about what is getting past the check points at the park.
Only in America. God, I love this country.
Ya missed one Robert...
Anyone have any thoughts on that SeaWorld story? (I have a thought on it, but I don't want to be the first to comment. Someone else wanna jump in?)
Funny, I was there Wednesday and I thought the staff were a bit protective when they were "Training" the Dolphins.
Wow. I got to Disneyland once a week and I've never in my life have I heard of a any person to bring a gun or anything like it.
Going by the way Disneyland security checks people, I'm surprised (but glad) they stopped the woman at Disney World. Here at Disneyland, 99% of the time I just waltz right past the checkpoint. Though I'm not asked, I usually just take out my digital camera bag from my pocket and in my hand as I walk through. Only once I was asked to open up my sweater. I'm a pretty shady-looking dude, I've heard, so I'm surprised they haven't once told me to empty my pockets.
I've always kept my Swiss Army Knife in my pocket. No one has ever asked to see what's in my pockets or told me I couldn't bring it into the park. I've found the tweezers and tooth pick usefull. The sissors is great for removing tags on sweat shirts when you didn't plan for a cooling of the weather. Going to be in the 80s this week.
New Sign at Ride entrance.
Guess she took the term "Pistol Packin Granny" literally!
The Seaworld incident is really weird. I also do not think the story is very clear or complete, but it seemed really hard to piece it together. I don't understand how she got unconcious and why everybody quit.
The SeaWorld piece struck me, at its heart, a one-source story. I think there's a fascinating story to be told about the folks in the tanks at SeaWorld, and my appetite is whetted. But I was more confused than satistfied, too. Glad to hear that it wasn't just me. I was afraid that I'd missed it, somehow.
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