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    Boy, 4, dies after riding Epcot attraction

    (I'm not really sure where to put this at- it's not really a crime- but I wanted to talk about it.)

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP) -- A 4-year-old boy died after passing out aboard Walt Disney World's "Mission: Space," a ride so intense that it has motion sickness bags and several riders have been treated for chest pain.

    Daudi Bamuwamye passed out Monday afternoon on the attraction, which simulates a rocket launch and trip to Mars. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said his mother carried him off the ride and employees helped her place him on a bench.

    Paramedics tried to revive him, but he died at Celebration Hospital.

    The sheriff's office said the boy did meet the minimum 44-inch height requirement for the ride at the Epcot theme park, which uses centrifugal force to simulate twice the normal force of gravity.
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/14/dis....ap/index.html
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    I have a hard time imagining a ride that simulates
    twice the force of gravity- for children.

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    Well I guess that answers the question "WHO would put a kid that age on that ride"???????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Well I guess that answers the question "WHO would put a kid that age on that ride"???????????
    I feel badly for her though-
    the child met the height restrictions and everything.



    I'm not really into letting my daughter on fast and
    thrilling amusement park rides.
    Just the little kiddie rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Well I guess that answers the question "WHO would put a kid that age on that ride"???????????
    I also just thought of the time I saw a baby-
    a BABY on the bumper cars.

    I don't think that baby was even a year old yet!!!!!!!!

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    A doctor friend of mine said so many neck and spine injuries are created by those rides that most of them should be outlawed. I certainly wouldn't allow my children to go on that ride.



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