Guy in Wheelchair Gets Paid $8k from Disneyland After Getting Trapped on It’s A Small World for 1/2 Hour
Examiner — In an “It’s a Small World” lawsuit, a disabled man was awarded $8,000 following the ride’s breakdown, according to a March 26 Fox 19 report. Jose Martinez was apparently stranded in the Disneyland ride for half an hour while “It’s a Small World” played repeatedly. It does seem unusual that Disneyland has to pay a man $8,000 in this “It’s a Small World” lawsuit. However, Jose Martinez was not able to medically stabilize for three hours after he was rescued from the ride. It seems that Martinez is paralyzed and wheelchair bound, and he suffers from panic attacks along with high blood pressure. Both are affected by the need to urinate. While the park’s ride was broken down, Martinez suffered from his attacks, and he believed that Disneyland did not provide appropriate assistance. Park employees were able to evacuate the ride’s other passengers, but they were unable to help Martinez. Ultimately, they waited for the ride to be fixed, which was not the correct course of action. Apparently firefighters should have been called to the scene to rescue Martinez.
If your nickname is Wheels and you have panic attacks, maybe you shouldn’t vacation at a theme park. Just a thought. Seriously I have 0 sympathy for this dude. Know your limits bro. When some annoying music makes you freak out like Tony Soprano staring at some ducks, don’t hop on the nearest handicap accessible ride willy nilly. Disneyland is like 60 years old. Of course their shit is gonna break down. Walt’s popsicle head isn’t gonna magically thaw out and make that place fully operational again. I mean who even rides It’s a Small World anyway? Are you fucking 4? Because everybody that isn’t a toddler wouldn’t rather pop their eardrums than listen to that song for 5 minutes. So take your lumps and move on Jose. Disnelyand didn’t bring in the Jaws of Life to get you out. Boo freaking hoo. You shouldn’t get paid for not liking the song selection and having to pee for 30 minutes. If that’s worth $8k, I’d be rolling in it from every Sunday morning mass of my childhood.