Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on February 20, 2006 at 8:15 PM
I think your documented it well! It doesn't count as an accident in my book! You would have very long accident reports if you had to put all rides that broke down! Do you have any more information about how the man got injured? Was it his fault? Disney's? Can anybody do about it? Is it really not a big deal? Sorry, I have had a bunch of homework to do lately so I haven't been watching TV!
From Robert OGrosky on February 20, 2006 at 10:25 PM
Im glad that i wouldnt be caught in the situation at BGT, as i always attempt to gert on the last coaster ride of the day and wouldnt get on the sky ride.
As for peter pan. from press reports it seemes the guy slipped and fell from the mopving platform and there was no ride malfunction and that cast members properly shut down the ride and got the guy the help that he needed.
From Robert Niles on February 20, 2006 at 10:56 PM
You've got it right, Robert O. The victim was in good condition by the next day and, I heard, was later released. Basically, he was on a moving platform, and fell. It happens. That's one of the main reasons we've got the accident database -- to remind people that many rides involve heavy machinery and to be careful with them. Part of being careful is helping younger and older riders in your group, too. Do what you can to reduce the chances that you, or someone in your group, would get hurt.
From Gareth H on February 21, 2006 at 11:15 AM
He's fine. Just a bit shaken. I also reported it on here but it didn't get posted.