Disney report explains death

A man who died three days after losing consciousness on Space Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in December succumbed to natural causes, according to the Medical Examiner's Office. Full Story
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mindy

Fort Myers, FL

#1 Jan 30, 2007
i do not think disney should have been found at fault. they post signs at every ride and give you plenty of chances to get out of line . when you get on those rides you the person has made that choice.
You must be joking

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jan 30, 2007
I think these people that ride these rides when they have heart conditions should pay the parks from their estates if they keel over and die - because of all of the inconvenience they are causing all of the other park attendees that can't get on the ride when they shut it down. If you have an illness... obey the signs... stay off the rides.

Disney - your signs protect you enough - stop paying out to these money grubbers!
GGGTHREE

United States

#3 Jan 30, 2007
When I die, I want to do it on a Disney ride.
My kids can then sue the louse, the mouse, for their inheritance.
Rod

Hudson, FL

#4 Jan 30, 2007
Now when I go to Disney and go on the rides, I ask if they have any recent fatalities on the ride.
Kevin L

Denmark

#5 Jan 30, 2007
GGGTHREE wrote:
When I die, I want to do it on a Disney ride.
My kids can then sue the louse, the mouse, for their inheritance.
We know you have to sue someone for your inheritance these days because the government charges so much to elderly and retired persons for everything there is nothing left when you go.
terri kionka

Bensenville, IL

#6 Jan 30, 2007
Perhaps Disney needs to set an age limit on thrill rides or adjust those rides so they won't pose a danger to anyone.

“Romans 8:28”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, FL

#7 Jan 30, 2007
terri kionka wrote:
Perhaps Disney needs to set an age limit on thrill rides or adjust those rides so they won't pose a danger to anyone.
Disney has height restrictions, and post warnings in several different posts throughout the rides giving one plenty of warning before getting on the ride.

“Smile...It Catches On !”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere Very Pretty !

#8 Jan 30, 2007
terri kionka wrote:
Perhaps Disney needs to set an age limit on thrill rides or adjust those rides so they won't pose a danger to anyone.
I think Disney has enough signs and warning posted and they go out of their way to make sure they are seen. People have to start thinking for themselves.
Disney needs to stop paying and maybe the lawsuits will quit.
antonio

AOL

#9 Jan 30, 2007
Why is it always Disney's fault? I think people see deep pockets and go for it. Then you have greaty lawyers who tell these people Disney is easy money. Disney Stand up most peole support you.
Jan

San Antonio, TX

#10 Jan 30, 2007
I think that man died of natural causes at 73 years old and lived his life to the fullest. He could have died sitting in a rocking chair with his heart condition and age. Disney posts warnings on all it's rides. If we take a risk and ride anyway, Disney is not resposible.
Tall Paul

United States

#12 Jan 30, 2007
My slant is a little different. Why can these agreements be secret when my tax money is used for the courts and the procedures. If public funds are used then the record should be available to the public! Yes Disney cannot be blamed unless the facilities are defective.
lou

AOL

#13 Jan 30, 2007
How do you get a broken pelvis on test track?

As far as people ignoring the signs and riding the rides anyway, more than likely, these people don't know they have a medical condition until they are sick and dying. People just don't take care of themselves and go for physicals. They have the 'I don't feel sick, so I must be fine' attitude. Disney should not be at fault for people being dumb.
Bernard

United States

#14 Jan 30, 2007
GGGTHREE wrote:
When I die, I want to do it on a Disney ride.
My kids can then sue the louse, the mouse, for their inheritance.
Gee, what a nice attitude to have. Sometimes people just die and no one is at fault. That was certainly the case with this incident.
ZERO SYMPATHY

Orlando, FL

#15 Jan 30, 2007
GGGTHREE wrote:
When I die, I want to do it on a Disney ride.
My kids can then sue the louse, the mouse, for their inheritance.
God knows that with a mentality such as yours....you're not the calibur of person to actually BUILD something for yourself or others!!
rock n roller

Canada

#16 Jan 30, 2007
I work in the transportation/tourist industry..I see it every day. Few read their vacation packages, few read the signs. Most people in the airport terminal couldn't find Chicago on a map yet they breed and vote. Then watch, they will make fools out of themselves when they don't get the results or the answers they want to hear because of their stupidity. This is vintage America--blame someone else, play jack pot justice and people wonder why Disney charges an arm and a leg to go there. How funny that we demand righousness from our politicians, yet a good part of our soceity is more rotten that they are. The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree. I pity the future of the country!!!
ZERO SYMPATHY

Orlando, FL

#17 Jan 30, 2007
rock n roller wrote:
I work in the transportation/tourist industry..I see it every day. Few read their vacation packages, few read the signs. Most people in the airport terminal couldn't find Chicago on a map yet they breed and vote. Then watch, they will make fools out of themselves when they don't get the results or the answers they want to hear because of their stupidity. This is vintage America--blame someone else, play jack pot justice and people wonder why Disney charges an arm and a leg to go there. How funny that we demand righousness from our politicians, yet a good part of our soceity is more rotten that they are. The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree. I pity the future of the country!!!
Rock....words of truth and wisdom man....words of truth and wisdom!
Yirmin Snipe

United States

#18 Jan 30, 2007
The one problem I have with Disney and their signs is that Disney ignores their own signs. How many times do you see the signs about people should be in good health not high blood pressure no bad back no bad heart no this that and the other, and then you see the attendents helping some 400 pound man or woman that is so grossly overweight and unfit that they have to ride around in the park on a motorized car.

The whole attitude of the disney itself is to ignore the signs, so why does anyone bother reading them.

The signs become nothing more than boiler plate that disney want to use to fight off a future lawsuit.
Ashley

Watertown, NY

#19 Jan 30, 2007
first of all... a 73-year-old man with a heart condition shouldn't be going on Space Mountain. Are you kidding me? and a 4 year old... most definitely not. I'm 19 and I was scared to DEATH... lets be serious.
ZERO SYMPATHY

Orlando, FL

#20 Jan 30, 2007
Yirmin Snipe wrote:
The one problem I have with Disney and their signs is that Disney ignores their own signs. How many times do you see the signs about people should be in good health not high blood pressure no bad back no bad heart no this that and the other, and then you see the attendents helping some 400 pound man or woman that is so grossly overweight and unfit that they have to ride around in the park on a motorized car.
The whole attitude of the disney itself is to ignore the signs, so why does anyone bother reading them.
The signs become nothing more than boiler plate that disney want to use to fight off a future lawsuit.
You're an idiot.

So what you're saying is that the Disney staff member should 'step in' and tell that stupid moron...."hey you fat BA$TARD...you're too damn disgustingly overweight to ride this ride!"

Maybe Disney should be FORCED to build medical outposts at EACH ride. And any stupid moron who looks like they 'might' be in 'poor' health....gets a free medical screening before riding!....at the expense of Disney of course.......since......you think that people are too stupid to read signs....and yet you still think Disney should be liable......
Disney at fault

United States

#21 Jan 30, 2007
Disney needs to take responsibility and not let people on the ride just like height requirements so should be age limits
Disney is so stupid from its employees to management god forbid you upset someone but not everyone needs to go on every ride big duh get a clue disney
this is why you should save your money and stop going to the stupidest place on earth

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