Tracking injuries at Disney parks — one of the toughest things I have ever tackled. Guests have a right to know what might happen when they board an amusement ride at Disney World, right? Disney, for some reason, does not seem to think so. Bad for business? Something to hide? Who knows…
Here are issues that stuck out in 2009 at Disney World Parks:
- Cast members not knowing where the first aid center is or having to think about where it is. This may not seem like much, however, when someone is injured time does become of the essence. Plus, no one wants to be walking around aimlessly while bleeding, in pain, or with any other type of medical issue.
- Mission Space had two kinds of riders: Those who loved it and those who came off violently ill. This ride goes to show exactly why tracking amusement ride injuries is tough. What may be fun for me, may be a nauseating and unsafe experience for you.
- Slip and Falls with rides that have a rapid load/unload process. The two rides that really stuck out were Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain. Interestedly enough, these two attractions saw a lot of slip and falls due to parents assisting their children in and out of the ride vehicle.
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