How could this be? They are all located at the end of each ride now!!
The ride fits several people on that "limo," I wonder if anyone else was in the same part of the car with the kid and noticed if he seemed ill. If anyone noticed that kid seeming ill, hopefully they would inform the park or the press if people, lawyers and what not start blaming WDW and the ride operators for what happened.
Emergency response to these kind of events seem desperately in need of improvement. WDW either need to train their employees better in first aid, CPR and such or hire more and/or more capable people to help out.
While it is a tragedy (all unexpected sudden death is) I hope we don't start seeing a bunch of "Another Disney Tragedy" pieces show up on the board. It just happened to be at Disney. It could and probably would have happened anywhere.
Anyway, this is really weird because this attraction is tame compared to some of the other attractions at Disney World or at Universal. Hulk Coster at IOA is more intense than this!
Its funny but aren't there other coasters much more intence then this one? Disney is not that big of thrill parks. It is a little strange.
Autopsy shows boy had pre existing condition.He had a congenital heart defect, a medical examiner ruled Friday.
A quote in the Orlando Sentinel says "No evidence of injury was found but congenital heart abnormalities were detected, which will be further evaluated," the Orange County medical examiner's office said in a statement.
Second, technology is starting to overtake what weaker bodies can handle. A normally functioning body can withstand it, but those bodies at the lower end of the normal bell curve are being overtaken.
Third, people are generally in horrible shape. We are overweight, full of cholesteral, stressed out, etc. EVEN (and sometimes especially) KIDS.
Fourth, Disney's rides all look fairly wimpy and nonthreatening - even the intense ones. One look at a Six Flags rides tells you whether you can ride it or not. At Disney, you cannot size it up by looking at it - especially Mission Space and RNRC.
People just assume Disney has the tame rides, the less intense .People just assume (You heard the saying about assuming?) that because its Disney its going to be a tame "family" ride.The same goes for rides at Universal Studios. How many people do you know, or have heard about, that rode Revenge of the Mummy, not knowing it was a roller coaster. Because its located indoors people can't see the type of ride it is. Same as Aerosmiths Rock'n'RollerCoaster. Of course the Rock'RollerCoaster is a bit of a give away. Universal Studios have had to resort to placing TV monitors at the end of the line, showing what the ride does, as people don't bother to read the warnings posted at the entrance, along the route and at the very end of the line.
Too much can be worse than nothing at all...
After reading that list, all the comments about riders ignoring the warning signs at the rides seem to hold up. Does anyone even remember why some guy back in 2000 even left his boat in Splash Mountain in the first place? Not enough warning info can be placed because people will either 1-not notice them or 2-just ignore it.
Since the boy's family found out he has a pre-existing heart condition, I doubt their lawsuit would hold up if they decide to issue one. His death was no one's fault, he seemed in good health and his family did not know of his condition and of course WDW could only warn people, not give people tests to see if they're in good-enough health to ride.