Girl is injured at Adventureland in East Farmingdale

Full story: Newsday 27
A 5-year-old girl was injured at Adventureland in East Farmingdale Friday night after a prop fell on her, witnesses and park officials said. Full Story
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Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Aug 30, 2008
Sounds like one of those areas where people shouldn't be permitted to walk. Is there a barricade by the rope?
Diogenes

Spring Valley, NY

#2 Aug 30, 2008
Sounds like the park should be paved over and something else should be built there. Way to many accidents.
Honch

Nesconset, NY

#3 Aug 30, 2008
These things make it more exciting to go to stupid old Adventureland.
It's like "Oh, how was Adventureland, same old rides?"
"Yeah, same old rides, but I saw this skeleton thing fall on a kid!"
"Oh cool! I should have went!"
Or "Darn, I was gonna go to Adventureland once but passed... turns out that was the night some dudes hand got mangled on the tobbaggan ride!"
fred

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Aug 30, 2008
I've seen that skeleton. It rides by the haunted house. I think it rides right over the walkway where the people pass near the rock climbing wall.
andycee

Flushing, NY

#5 Aug 30, 2008
death park.....nice place to bring the kids...if you want to get rid of them......

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Since: Dec 07

Long Island, NY

#6 Aug 30, 2008
Hmmm, looks like their 'head of security and safety' needs a little more training in the safety area. A moving display over a walkway? That's trouble looking for a victim. That's one tough kid.

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Since: Apr 08

Muskrat flats tennesee

#7 Aug 30, 2008
Well at least one good thing has come out of the gas price crisis! That skeleton normally would have ben driving an SUV, but switched to a bicycle to save on gas
Cyy

Carle Place, NY

#8 Aug 30, 2008
The skeleton goes from side to side, I haven't seen it work recently- the whole haunted house is really lacking these days.

As far as the other two accidents-

The kid who got run over by the roller coaster was not actively following the saftey instructions of his job. This is highly unusual for a 16/17 year old now isn't it?

As for the woman (45) who was tossed out a ride onto her car- this was an unusual and frightening case. This woman was mentally handicapped and wriggled herself free from the restraints on the ride (possibly out of fear or discomfort).

That one to me is far more troubling. It is difficult for park employees to make judgement calls about their guests, but whoever was escorting this woman onto the ride made a seriously bad judgement call.

Adventureland does consitently try- and to be honest their track record isn't that bad compared to the amount of people they see Annually.
However the issues they have had are kind of preventable with some maintenence and better employee training/selection.
Johanna Kelson

United States

#9 Aug 30, 2008
That place is so suffolk county ghetto hell trash hole.
Johanna Kelson

United States

#10 Aug 30, 2008
tear it down build houses.Old & unsafe. Suffolk county arm pit.
Mark

Morris Plains, NJ

#11 Aug 30, 2008
Note to Newsday:

East Farmingdale is part of the town of Babylon, and is located in Suffolk County, not Nassau as list on the home page of the web site.

“Politically Incorrect ”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#12 Aug 30, 2008
There is a typo in the article. It should read "Girl is excited at Adventureland in East Farmingdale" - THAT would have been news, since nobody has been thrilled there since 1979.

“Politically Incorrect ”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#13 Aug 30, 2008
Diogenes wrote:
Sounds like the park should be paved over and something else should be built there. Way to many accidents.
There are two letter O's in "too"
i am on vacation

Pleasantville, NY

#14 Aug 30, 2008
The park is old. Maybe needs better maintenance? It has been a staple for LI.
Gator

United States

#15 Aug 30, 2008
We always called it: Ghetto-land
Gator

United States

#16 Aug 30, 2008
any amusement park in Suffolk is called TPT
Gator

United States

#17 Aug 30, 2008
Suffolk is the Arm Pit of America
KEVIN CAMELOT

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Aug 30, 2008
Cyy wrote:
The skeleton goes from side to side, I haven't seen it work recently- the whole haunted house is really lacking these days.
As far as the other two accidents-
The kid who got run over by the roller coaster was not actively following the saftey instructions of his job. This is highly unusual for a 16/17 year old now isn't it?
As for the woman (45) who was tossed out a ride onto her car- this was an unusual and frightening case. This woman was mentally handicapped and wriggled herself free from the restraints on the ride (possibly out of fear or discomfort).
That one to me is far more troubling. It is difficult for park employees to make judgement calls about their guests, but whoever was escorting this woman onto the ride made a seriously bad judgement call.
Adventureland does consitently try- and to be honest their track record isn't that bad compared to the amount of people they see Annually.
However the issues they have had are kind of preventable with some maintenence and better employee training/selection.
how long have you been working there???

“DON'T Make Me Sting You”

Since: Jul 08

It's Not My ISP Location

#19 Aug 30, 2008
Cyy wrote:
The skeleton goes from side to side, I haven't seen it work recently- the whole haunted house is really lacking these days.
As far as the other two accidents-
The kid who got run over by the roller coaster was not actively following the saftey instructions of his job. This is highly unusual for a 16/17 year old now isn't it?
As for the woman (45) who was tossed out a ride onto her car- this was an unusual and frightening case. This woman was mentally handicapped and wriggled herself free from the restraints on the ride (possibly out of fear or discomfort).
That one to me is far more troubling. It is difficult for park employees to make judgement calls about their guests, but whoever was escorting this woman onto the ride made a seriously bad judgement call.
Adventureland does consitently try- and to be honest their track record isn't that bad compared to the amount of people they see Annually.
However the issues they have had are kind of preventable with some maintenence and better employee training/selection.
The biggest problem is they have 16/17 year old running the rides!!!
Swindlehurstttt

United States

#20 Aug 30, 2008
was she black or suffolk TPT

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