A new way of seeing the World

A new way of seeing the World

There are 7 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 16, 2007, titled A new way of seeing the World. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

We're gliding 10 inches above the ground, zipping mere feet from plant life growing on both sides.

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David

Wilmington, NC

#1 Nov 16, 2007
Great another way for fat people to avoid exercise.
Eric Payne

Chandler, AZ

#2 Nov 17, 2007
WHAT???

Those who are disabled and use a Segway are told by WDW they may NOT use their Segways at WDW, with the suits of WDW citing "customer safety" as the reason for the Segway being barred.

But if the able-bodied, or anyone else, wish to, they may pay $85 for this WDW Segway tour?

I wonder what they charge those who bring their own Segway?
Ethel11

United States

#3 Nov 17, 2007
Eric Payne wrote:
WHAT???
Those who are disabled and use a Segway are told by WDW they may NOT use their Segways at WDW, with the suits of WDW citing "customer safety" as the reason for the Segway being barred.
But if the able-bodied, or anyone else, wish to, they may pay $85 for this WDW Segway tour?
I wonder what they charge those who bring their own Segway?
The trails that are used for this tour aren't in the mainstream of the rest of the park guests. Therein lies the difference.
aggie

Orange Park, FL

#4 Nov 17, 2007
Lola wrote:
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The trails that are used for this tour aren't in the mainstream of the rest of the park guests. Therein lies the difference.
The difference lies where the money is.

All disney is doing is proving how safe Segways are and hurting any "direct threat" defence they may have had.

Their plan must be to make as much $$$ as possible than settle and let them in.
Ethel11

United States

#5 Nov 18, 2007
There is a vast difference in driving Segways on a trail with a mimimal amount of people and driving one on mainstreet Magic Kingdom or other areas of the park where thousands of people are walking to and from other attractions.
Additionally, if segways are allowed within the park, you will find not only those who own and drive them on a daily basis, but those with no experience renting them outside the gates of WDW and bringing them into the park.
I understand people wanting to "stand up" instead of using an already existing "sit down" mode of transportation. That said, I expect to be SAFE while visiting WDW.
gabrielle

Oswego, IL

#6 Nov 18, 2007
okay this is not a fun razor for the world to come to peace yhall not to be rude or anything this is a chattin site
irvinegal

San Jose, CA

#7 Nov 18, 2007
Let's face it: It's all about money. Disney makes money from its Segway ride attraction. It you believe it's anything but that, you're fooling yourself.

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