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Officials: Man Loses Fingertips On Disney Ride - Quincy Herald-whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

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Disney wants a lawsuit challenging its new disability access policy to be dismissed. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT) (AP) - Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida. The incident happened Thursday morning. Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department told Orlando station WKMG ( http://bit.ly/TWVJOu ) the man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital. His name was not released and his condition wasn't available. Officials say it was unclear how the incident happened. Disney officials stopped the ride and checked it out. The ride was confirmed safe and reopened later Thursday. Information from: WKMG-TV, http://www.local6.com/index.html Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT) Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In a 93-page filing with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California this week, Disney rejected charges brought in a lawsuit earlier this year by the mothers of 16 kids and young adults with developmental universal studios orlando vacation packages disabilities who said they were not properly accommodated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The families alleged that visits to Disney theme parks became marred by long waits and unhelpful interactions with staff after the company made broad changes last fall to its approach for accommodating park visitors with disabilities. Previously, individuals with special needs were provided passes that often allowed them and their guests to skip to the front of long lines for park attractions. Under the new system, however, those with disabilities can obtain a card which allows them to schedule a return time for rides based on current wait times. The lawsuit cited cases of children with developmental disabilities who experienced meltdowns at Disney parks since the changes took effect allegedly because the kids could not tolerate long waits for rides, among other problems. Changes to disability accommodations at Disneyland and Disney World were prompted by widespread abuse of the old system, Disney officials said. In its point-by-point response this week, Disney told the court that it works individually with guests to meet their needs and said all guests with disabilities are provided the level of accommodation required by law. Disney is now asking the court to dismiss the families suit.
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Friday, July 11, 2014 Officials: Tourist loses fingertips on ride at Disney Pirates of the Caribbean ride Related Sponsored Links OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The incident happened Thursday morning. Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department told WFTV the man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital. His name was not released and his condition wasn't available. Officials say it was unclear how the incident happened. Disney officials stopped the ride and checked it out. The ride was confirmed safe and reopened later Thursday.
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