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    12-year-old boy dies on Disney's Rock'n'Roller coaster

    12-year-old boy dies on Disney's Rock'n'Roller coaster at Disney-MGM studios in Orlando, Florida.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...l=chi-news-hed


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    Quote Originally Posted by absolut
    12-year-old boy dies on Disney's Rock'n'Roller coaster at Disney-MGM studios in Orlando, Florida.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...l=chi-news-hed
    I could have sworn I read about this last week. But the article says the last one was the lady. I must have dreamed it.
    What a nightmare.

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    Did I miss something, I didnt see where it said how he died?

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    How sad.. you don't expect this to happen at Disneyland.. Well I don't at least.. Prayers for this family..


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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle
    Did I miss something, I didnt see where it said how he died?
    I think he probably just got off and keeled over. it's under investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean
    I think he probably just got off and keeled over. it's under investigation.
    Aww. Poor Baby.....Its so sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean
    I think he probably just got off and keeled over. it's under investigation.
    Oh my gosh. That could mean a number of things, like did he hit his head. Poor fella, he was probably so excited to be there for his summer vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masissy
    Oh my gosh. That could mean a number of things, like did he hit his head. Poor fella, he was probably so excited to be there for his summer vacation.
    Could have had an undetected heart condition.

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    Ya know, this just makes me furious! Our bodies are not meant to feel all and handle all of the G's that these rides throw out. So stop making the damned things! AND parents need to stop letting their children on them. It is OK to say "NO" on vacation!

    Reading from the link, this is the 7th person to die at a Disney attraction since Dec 04! That is just obscene. Especially for what is supposed to be a children's theme park!

    I am so sad for this boy right now and his family...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ember
    Ya know, this just makes me furious! Our bodies are not meant to feel all and handle all of the G's that these rides throw out. So stop making the damned things! AND parents need to stop letting their children on them. It is OK to say "NO" on vacation!

    Reading from the link, this is the 7th person to die at a Disney attraction since Dec 04! That is just obscene. Especially for what is supposed to be a children's theme park!

    I am so sad for this boy right now and his family...
    If a billion people ride a ride a year, and 7 people die, that's pretty good odds. I think I'll keep going to coaster parks. More than that die of heart disease and I see lines at McDonald's everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ember
    Ya know, this just makes me furious! Our bodies are not meant to feel all and handle all of the G's that these rides throw out. So stop making the damned things! AND parents need to stop letting their children on them. It is OK to say "NO" on vacation!

    Reading from the link, this is the 7th person to die at a Disney attraction since Dec 04! That is just obscene. Especially for what is supposed to be a children's theme park!

    I am so sad for this boy right now and his family...
    I once had access to an article that listed in relative detail all the deaths that have occured at DisneyLand from its opening day to the mid 90s. More than a few. One involved a park employee dressed like a dwarf or something being yanked into a ride mechanism or falling into a water ride and drowning. I'll have to dig around to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ember
    Ya know, this just makes me furious! Our bodies are not meant to feel all and handle all of the G's that these rides throw out. So stop making the damned things! AND parents need to stop letting their children on them. It is OK to say "NO" on vacation!

    Reading from the link, this is the 7th person to die at a Disney attraction since Dec 04! That is just obscene. Especially for what is supposed to be a children's theme park!

    I am so sad for this boy right now and his family...
    We love Disneyland and were talking about going again next spring... now I don't know if I want to My hubby and 13 yearold son love California Screaming, Tower of Terror and those kinds of rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean
    I could have sworn I read about this last week. But the article says the last one was the lady. I must have dreamed it.
    What a nightmare.
    This article says that a child died on "Mission Space" at Epcot about a month ago:
    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/06/29/coa...ath/index.html

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    I rode the RockinRollercoaster one time and as soon as it got started I knew I'd made a mistake. I kept my eyes closed and held on for dear life for the entire ride and was so sick afterwards it took me an hour to start feeling normal again. Now some other rides there I dearly love, Tower of Terror is a favorite but that one does not put you upside down. I just can't do upside down.

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    [QUOTE=GlitchWizard]If a billion people ride a ride a year, and 7 people die, that's pretty good odds. I think I'll keep going to coaster parks. More than that die of heart disease and I see lines at McDonald's everyday.[/QUOTE] ~ very, very true unfortunately

    Oh, don't get me wrong! DisneyWorld is a wonderful place, the stuff children's fantasies are made of...I love rides, theme parks and such. But do we really need these extreme rides? I bet if someone would ask the family of those 7 if they were OK with the odds now they'd say they weren't. Just 1 is too many. It's supposed to be a dream vacation for families, not a nightmare. I just don't think these kind of warp speed rides are neccessary for the general population. JMO...

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