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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

4 Year Old Dies At Disney World

Anyone who's known me for any length of time will know I'm a Disney Nut. ºoº
I've dreamed since I was very young of going to Walt Disney World, and Pat made that dream come true, in an AMAZING way!

Yesterday, a story was released through CNN about a very, very sad happening.

Daudi Bamuwamye lost consciousness Monday aboard "Mission: Space," which spins riders in a giant centrifuge that subjects them to twice the normal force of gravity. The boy's mother carried him off the ride, and paramedics and a theme park worker tried to revive him, but he died at a hospital.
The boy was 4 years old. 4!! Oki, so he was over the 44 inch limit, so they let him on. What mother takes her child on a ride like that at 4 years old?!! I ask you!!

That ride scared the be-jeeb-ees out of me the first time I went on it! There are signs EVERYWHERE. You *will* get sick, you may experience heart pain, chest pain, dizziness, motion sickness...DO NOT GET ON THIS RIDE! There are even videos that show how the ride will rotate while you're on it. Pat had to DRAG me onto this ride, I was nearly in tears the whole wait time!!

I was rigid with terror, I could barely walk, and I did NOT enjoy the ride at all, the signs had scared me half to death! I got motion sick on the Buzz Lightyear ride that just spins you around, simliar to the Tea Cup ride!

The ride was AWESOME and I loved it, and Pat and I had to go again so I could actually enjoy it, since the first time I was so terrified I spent most of it with my eyes closed.

Now this morning Forbes posts the following:

An autopsy on a 4-year-old boy who died after passing out on a Walt Disney World spaceship ride found no trauma, and more tests will be conducted to determine a cause of death, officials said.
4 years old. What an idiot. Obviously the ride did not malfunction (it has since been re-opened), and though the child was ABLE to get on the ride, that doesn't mean he should have!

USA Today wrote about the various complaints that have occured.

Since Mission: Space opened in 2003, seven riders — all but one of them 55 or older — reported problems such as nausea and chest pain. Before boarding, riders are warned about the ride's intensity and told to back out if they suffer from motion sickness or other conditions.
7 riders, out of 8.6 million. woah. Better shut that baby down. Whatever. The mother should have had her child taken away due to negligence. He was *4*. Hope she doesn't have other kids. She may stick them on the 6 Flags Roller Coaster of Doom next!


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