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(Orlando Sentinel)   Disney admits that, three months before a tourist had several fingers lopped off on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, a twelve year-old boy also had four fingers chopped off on the same ride. But that incident didn't make the news   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 109
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2014-07-20 08:47:12 PM  
Does "lacerated" mean "chopped off"? I'm a simple caveman, just asking questions here.
 
2014-07-20 09:09:40 PM  
Maybe they should stop trying to stick their fingers in that nasty water.
 
2014-07-20 09:46:04 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: Does "lacerated" mean "chopped off"?


Arr.
 
2014-07-20 11:48:07 PM  
Sever me timbers, matey

/arrrrr
//aye?
 
2014-07-20 11:51:20 PM  
What part of the talking pirate skull telling them to keep their hands and arms inside the boat didn't the understand? Oh right, all of it.
 
2014-07-21 12:07:49 AM  
i759.photobucket.com
"You  knew!"
 
2014-07-21 12:13:32 AM  

Mugato: What part of the talking pirate skull telling them to keep their hands and arms inside the boat didn't the understand? Oh right, all of it.


Well, they're more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules
 
2014-07-21 12:14:23 AM  

Miss Stein: [i759.photobucket.com image 320x240]
"You  knew!"


Nice!
 
2014-07-21 12:37:28 AM  
I saw the phrase "pre-existing condition" in TFA three times. Why do people with heart conditions go on roller coaster rides??
 
2014-07-21 01:02:30 AM  

fusillade762: I saw the phrase "pre-existing condition" in TFA three times. Why do people with heart conditions go on roller coaster rides??


I have one. I don't.


Also, isn't the point of the ride trying to be a pirate? You can't get a hook for a hand if your hand is in the way.
 
2014-07-21 01:08:22 AM  
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That'll do DIsney, that'll do
 
2014-07-21 01:09:11 AM  
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ARE YOU READY, KIDS???
 
2014-07-21 01:10:32 AM  
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I KNEW I SHOULD NEVER HAVE GONE ON THAT RIDE!!!!
 
2014-07-21 01:11:20 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mugato: What part of the talking pirate skull telling them to keep their hands and arms inside the boat didn't the understand? Oh right, all of it.

Well, they're more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules


i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-21 01:11:43 AM  
Does "lacerated" mean "chopped off"? I'm a simple caveman, just asking questions here.

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"Ladies and Gentleman, I'm...I'm just a caveman. Your pirate rides scare me."
 
2014-07-21 01:15:42 AM  
I don't care.  Still my favorite ride/attraction at Disney.

What part of "keep your hands in the boat during the duration of the ride" don't people get?
 
2014-07-21 01:17:34 AM  

Nice to see local and state governments working with business to keep us... safe?

 
2014-07-21 01:20:35 AM  
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2014-07-21 01:23:35 AM  
From what I've read, if a child up to about age ten or so gets one or more fingertips severed, so long as it's not damaged past the first joint, and so long as the medical staff don't sew the skin over the bone (they should of course sterilize it and provide antibiotics, but leave the wound[s] open), they can often grow back. It's one of the few regeneration tricks that humans can do ― a leftover in the DNA from our ancient lizard ancestors.
 
2014-07-21 01:23:56 AM  
"The state ... has exempted them from public ride-safety regulation."

If I'm destitute in Florida can I get an exemption that would allow me triple the normal allotment of food stamps per month for someone in my category?
Because it seems like that would be pretty easy to swing, given that an entire entertainment empire gets exempted from ITS measly little rule.
 
2014-07-21 01:28:32 AM  

Mugato: What part of the talking pirate skull telling them to keep their hands and arms inside the boat didn't the understand? Oh right, all of it.


I was about to ask if they had changed the recording so that it no longer told people not to stick their hands out of the f*cking ride. Thankfully, you covered that for me.
 
2014-07-21 01:31:59 AM  

COMALite J: From what I've read, if a child up to about age ten or so gets one or more fingertips severed, so long as it's not damaged past the first joint, and so long as the medical staff don't sew the skin over the bone (they should of course sterilize it and provide antibiotics, but leave the wound[s] open), they can often grow back. It's one of the few regeneration tricks that humans can do ― a leftover in the DNA from our ancient lizard ancestors.


CSB: When my aunt was about 6 years old she lost the tip of her thumb to a 1950s automatic grocery store door. She's got a semi-thumb now. It looks a little different, but you wouldn't notice unless you really inspected it. It even has the nail. .. My grandparents didn't sue or make a fuss. The kids had been playing in the newfangled door system and she just got unlucky.

Now for Disney, that's like $500 dollars for a family of 4 a day. A DAY. And that's not including a hotel or food. If I or one of my kids gets injured at Disney, I'm at least going to need all the proceeds of that day to move past the incident.
 
2014-07-21 01:33:08 AM  
I just rode Splash Mountain at Disneyland a few weeks back. The lady and her kids riding in the front of the log I was in were all taking turns reaching over the side to stick their hands in the water and splash each other. I was certain one of them was going to lose an arm when the log kept bumping the sides of the flume. How they made it off the ride without an amputation is still beyond me.
 
2014-07-21 01:35:14 AM  
Ian Malcolm  stands lies shritlessly corrected.
 
2014-07-21 01:38:59 AM  

fusillade762: I saw the phrase "pre-existing condition" in TFA three times. Why do people with heart conditions go on roller coaster rides??


Not all heart conditions are created equal. I have one (with multiple surgeries under my belt), and I've been riding roller coasters without incident since 1988. But there are people out there who are older or just more sensitive to the forces the rides produce (I'm thinking low blood pressure or weak pump function) who definitely shouldn't ride.
 
2014-07-21 01:46:59 AM  
I love how one woman got off of Mission Space and reported motion sickness. It freakin spins you around at super g forces. Of course you're gonna get motion sick! Dafuq?
 
2014-07-21 01:47:21 AM  
You know, if God gave us 10 weeners at the end of our hands instead of fingers, this would never happen.
 
2014-07-21 01:48:05 AM  
Yo ho ho the fingers must go must surely be skallywacken Mickey for his booty? Not a word from the lad, neither a shot across the bow.
 
2014-07-21 01:48:44 AM  

rkiller1: You know, if God gave us 10 weeners at the end of our hands instead of fingers, this would never happen.


But then kids would never stop sucking their thumbs.
 
2014-07-21 01:49:23 AM  

Miss Stein: "You knew!"


"Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a cast member saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He's a young worker, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat area manager comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a life jacket again. So, 300 fingers went into the boat, 298 fingers come out, the ride took the rest, July the 10th, 2014. Anyway, we finished the rides in Adventureland."
 
2014-07-21 01:50:02 AM  

Mugato: What part of the talking pirate skull telling them to keep their hands and arms inside the boat didn't the understand? Oh right, all of it.


You don't understand. I'm different. Special. I  know what I'm doing and therefore the rules don't apply to me. Besides, I didn't see that sign or hear the announcement. You should just get over it and leave me alone because I'm in a hurry and a paying customer and I'm here every day and....
 
2014-07-21 01:50:21 AM  

rkiller1: You know, if God gave us 10 weeners at the end of our hands instead of fingers, this would never happen.


Because we'd never leave the house?
 
2014-07-21 01:51:26 AM  

fusillade762: I saw the phrase "pre-existing condition" in TFA three times. Why do people with heart conditions go on roller coaster rides??


LOLO?
 
2014-07-21 01:55:23 AM  

FormlessOne: Nice to see local and state governments working with business to keep us... safe?


Fun fact: once DIsney Co acquired all the land for WDW, they looked into incorporating it as its own county.  The state basically told them they'd never let it happen, but they probably wished they'd pushed the issue now.
 
2014-07-21 02:02:25 AM  
It's kind of a miracle we don't have a dozen amusement park / carnival midway ride deaths every day, between issues with the rides themselves and Americans' refusal to follow directions intended to keep them safe.
 
2014-07-21 02:02:40 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: Does "lacerated" mean "chopped off"? I'm a simple caveman, just asking questions here.


"Laceration" is a medical word for a cut. The wound would have clean edges, like it was sliced with a reasonably sharp knife. An amputation is where part of the body is totally separated. Chopped up != chopped off.
 
2014-07-21 02:03:37 AM  

The Why Not Guy: It's kind of a miracle we don't have a dozen amusement park / carnival midway ride deaths every day


Who says we don't?
 
2014-07-21 02:08:33 AM  

UsikFark: itcamefromschenectady: Does "lacerated" mean "chopped off"? I'm a simple caveman, just asking questions here.

"Laceration" is a medical word for a cut. The wound would have clean edges, like it was sliced with a reasonably sharp knife. An amputation is where part of the body is totally separated. Chopped up != chopped off.


There's this new thing the kids are using called sarcasm. He was making fun of subby.

Is no one else alarmed that by simply reporting Disney is exempt from public safety regulation?
 
2014-07-21 02:20:39 AM  

picturescrazy: fusillade762: I saw the phrase "pre-existing condition" in TFA three times. Why do people with heart conditions go on roller coaster rides??

I have one. I don't.


Also, isn't the point of the ride trying to be a pirate? You can't get a hook for a hand if your hand is in the way.


I know a guy who is missing part of his leg from a motorcycle accident (an interesting story involving a jealous husband and mistaken identity).  He recently shot himself in the finger, so I asked him if he was trying to turn himself into a pirate.
 
2014-07-21 02:22:49 AM  

theregoesthat: Is no one else alarmed that by simply reporting Disney is exempt from public safety regulation?


It's pretty messed up and par for the course these days.

They should be required to announce that on every ticket buying webpage in a big font, and at the entrance to every park, not hidden among the "terms and conditions of sale"
 
2014-07-21 02:29:05 AM  
I haven't been to Disneyland in years. Is this true?

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2014-07-21 02:32:05 AM  

theregoesthat: Is no one else alarmed that by simply reporting Disney is exempt from public safety regulation?


Not really, since I've known that since I was a teen.  Look into the guy who was killed on Space Mountain the year it opened at WDW and you'll see how much control they have over what goes on in the park.

/From the reports I've read, they should really be required to maintain their own EMTs as people often wait hours for treatment.
 
2014-07-21 02:34:52 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: I haven't been to Disneyland in years. Is this true?

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It was true, but Disney stopped the practice due to safety concerns. Now, when someone shouts, "Andy is coming!" the actors say, "Andy's away at college."

Forget where I read that.
//I could be wrong.
///I often is.
 
2014-07-21 02:35:29 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: I haven't been to Disneyland in years. Is this true?

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No.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT0NOB5GwiE
 
2014-07-21 02:36:12 AM  

Gig103: theregoesthat: Is no one else alarmed that by simply reporting Disney is exempt from public safety regulation?

It's pretty messed up and par for the course these days.

They should be required to announce that on every ticket buying webpage in a big font, and at the entrance to every park, not hidden among the "terms and conditions of sale"


Yeah, I seem to recall when there was a death at that Six Flags in Texas I was kinda surprised to learn that the park is responsible for investigating itself.
 
2014-07-21 02:38:02 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Danger Avoid Death: I haven't been to Disneyland in years. Is this true?

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It was true, but Disney stopped the practice due to safety concerns. Now, when someone shouts, "Andy is coming!" the actors say, "Andy's away at college."


Any suited actor who makes a peep is going to be picked up by Disney Gestapo and tossed outside in the parking lot with nothing but their underwear and a pink slip sticking from their butt crack within 5 minutes of the infraction. Der Disney will break serious balls to protect the Magic.
 
2014-07-21 02:39:04 AM  
Don't want to loose fingers - DON'T GET TO THE CHOPPA!
 
2014-07-21 02:43:21 AM  
All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!
 
2014-07-21 02:46:46 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Danger Avoid Death: I haven't been to Disneyland in years. Is this true?

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It was true, but Disney stopped the practice due to safety concerns. Now, when someone shouts, "Andy is coming!" the actors say, "Andy's away at college."

Any suited actor who makes a peep is going to be picked up by Disney Gestapo and tossed outside in the parking lot with nothing but their underwear and a pink slip sticking from their butt crack within 5 minutes of the infraction. Der Disney will break serious balls to protect the Magic.


Here's what Snopes has to say on the subject...Link

/So, I as sorta wrong.
//Meh.
///Not the first time that's ever happened.
 
2014-07-21 02:50:36 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Danger Avoid Death: I haven't been to Disneyland in years. Is this true?

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It was true, but Disney stopped the practice due to safety concerns. Now, when someone shouts, "Andy is coming!" the actors say, "Andy's away at college."

Any suited actor who makes a peep is going to be picked up by Disney Gestapo and tossed outside in the parking lot with nothing but their underwear and a pink slip sticking from their butt crack within 5 minutes of the infraction. Der Disney will break serious balls to protect the Magic.


That's why Disneyland is one of the best theme parks in the world, if not THE best theme park in the world.  Characters and rides and cartoons come and go, but that magic is what keeps them in business.  It doesn't do them much good to have people that aren't giving their 100% to keep that magic alive....as much as it sucks they had to stop doing that, the magic wouldn't be around very much longer if they kept having to pay life long wages to hurt Toy Story costume characters for being forced to do something unsafe.
 
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