Monday, February 16, 2009

Tower of Terror: Dangerous or Therapeutic?

A 16-year old British girl and her mother have filed suit in Florida alleging negligence in the design and operation of Disney World-MGM Studios' "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" ride. She alleges that she rode it several times and that a after one ride, her heart stopped and she had a brain hemorrhage. Read more. Meanwhile, a Florida woman who claims the G-forces from the ride relieve her chronic pain has sued Walt Disney World for breaching its contract with visitors by limiting her to four rides per visit on its Tower of Terror. “In the four years that Plaintiff was an annual pass holder she would religiously ride the tower of terror every Saturday dozens of times to help her alleviate her medical condition, her pain associated with it, and minimize the number of surgeries she required as a result,” the suit says. But since she was cited for trespassing, her condition has allegedly worsened, and she is now suing Disney for breach of contract, false arrest and intentional infliction of emotional distress. More on that here.

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