Going on rides with a cast on?Does anyone know if Universal Orlando, Disney-MGM, Seaworld or Busch Gardens Tampa have any restrictions on rides if you have a cast on?
From Gary BlakleyDoes anyone know if Universal Orlando, Disney-MGM, Seaworld or Busch Gardens Tampa have any restrictions on rides if you have a cast on? My 13 year old son recently broke his wrist and will be visitng these parks next week and will be wearing a cast on his arm. Obviously the coasters are out but was hoping he could do some of the other rides. My wife seems to recal seeing something at Universal last time we were there about not being able to ride with a cast but she's not sure.
Posted February 28, 2007 at 10:20 PM
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From Sean McNamaraif you wany to know for sure,you can probably call the parks!
Posted March 1, 2007 at 6:06 AM
From Anthony MurphyI would guess as long as he doesn't hit anybody with his cast or hurt himself, I couldn't see it being too much of a problem. The only problem could be with roller coaster, but you might be able to get away with it on some of them. Just call and ask would be the best advice. Since it is his wrist, I do not seeing it being too much of a problem!
Posted March 1, 2007 at 7:48 AM
From Iris HernandezI see people ALL the time getting on roller coasters with cast on their wrists...heck even I have done it. THey are more picky about people that have cast on their legs...and that was only on dueling dragons because its an inverted track and your legs are dangling. You could call and ask, but they will most likely tell you that no,he cant ride. But here is the kicker...they cant stop you from riding, it is ride at your own risk and they can warn you, as i have seen it done to other people, but the cast member said he coulnt stop him from riding. If you are really that worried that you might even get a warning, have your son wear a light windbreaker jacket so that they cant even see it. Trust me, they couldnt stop me from riding the Hulk coaster when i was 7 months pregnant.
Posted March 1, 2007 at 4:10 PM
From Ken MartinI would ask your doctor. Then check with the parks. To the lady who rode seven months pregnant, you just proved that some coaster fans are not too smart.
Posted March 1, 2007 at 4:24 PM
From Iris HernandezNot too smart....I knew exactly what i was getting myself into. Everyone thinks that when you are pregnant you cant do anything fun, like a little porcelain doll that at the first hard sneeze you got run for the hills. I did the research. You know statistically i was more in danger driving/riding in a car then riding the hulk. I was safer on the hulk then riding on a plane. So dont implicate that i am stupid. I had a perfectly healthy pregnancy from start to finish and my baby was born absolutely fine.
Posted March 1, 2007 at 4:32 PM
From RANDY TAYLORIris, i'm glad that nothing terrible happened to you or your unborn child. However, i'm sure you and the child's dad would have been devistated if it did. While it is not practical to eliminate all dangers while pregnant like riding in cars. It is foolish to take unnecessary risks. I'm sure there are going to be other chances for you to go to the park. For me, the risk, even though small is just not worth it.
Posted March 2, 2007 at 1:16 PM
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