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Lady Nicole
November 21st, 2007, 08:42 PM
I read this in the newspaper yesterday:

Disneyland's most popular ride is It's a Small World, where passengers ride along in little boats. Problem is, it's a large world. The boats keep sinking under the super-fat passengers. It has had to close down.

How do you feel about this? And I'm not talking about the Disney ride, I'm talking about the fat passengers!

I say ban KFC!!!

Midnight Beat
November 21st, 2007, 08:45 PM
Don't they normally put weight restrictions on rides? In fact I think it's the law. IMO Disney make a boo-boo.:\

Zet
November 21st, 2007, 08:47 PM
nah its height restrictions

AnimeDDR110
November 21st, 2007, 08:47 PM
they shouldn't let anyone over 300 pounds ride any riders. thats what i say.

latioslegends
November 21st, 2007, 09:22 PM
*laughs* Well this seems disgusting how weight problems is shutting down popular rides lol. Now who the heck gave the idea to let people over 270 go on a smalll boat with little kids??????????

I agree get rid of KFC, and Mcdonalds!!

Erimgard
November 21st, 2007, 09:54 PM
they shouldn't let anyone over 300 pounds ride any riders. thats what i say.
yeah, but then they will get sued.
happens all the time
I hate political correctness

Gunn
November 21st, 2007, 09:58 PM
they shouldn't let anyone over 300 pounds ride any riders. thats what i say.

Instead of not allowing a specific person on a boat, a maximum weight capacity sounds better.

Cherrim
November 21st, 2007, 11:55 PM
I lol'd. :|

When I went to Disney World this year, I was absolutely floored by the amount of overweight people. I'm used to the handicapped parking spaces being reserved for the elderly or people who have genuine physical disorders, but there? Any time I saw someone get in or out of a vehicle in a handicap place, it was someone who was so overweight, they honestly could not park anywhere else. I believe I only saw ONE person in a wheelchair who was in the chair for a reason other than obesity. It was honestly disgusting. I know it's a serious disorder for a lot of people, but that many in one place was... well, I most certainly didn't expect that, I can say that much.

:| Most theme parks do have a "no passengers over ___ lbs" rule for their rides. I suppose since the boats Disney has been using are probably getting on in years, they could use a re-engineering or something, but still... they sank because of overweight people? That's just a little sad, in my books. <<;

Autaven
November 22nd, 2007, 02:06 AM
Is this actually real? Could we have a link to the news page?
I think it's horrible people allow themselves to get to that weight in the first place lol. But yeah, poor other passengers.

Lady Nicole
November 22nd, 2007, 02:40 AM
Is this actually real? Could we have a link to the news page?
I think it's horrible people allow themselves to get to that weight in the first place lol. But yeah, poor other passengers.

It was a tiny article in the newspaper. I'll see if I can find the newspaper and I'll scan it.

Autaven
November 22nd, 2007, 02:43 AM
It was a tiny article in the newspaper. I'll see if I can find the newspaper and I'll scan it.

That's okay, you don't have to go through the trouble, just I couldn't find it on the BBC website lol. Usually I'm quite upto date with rides, being a ThemePark Junkie haha.

Lady Nicole
November 22nd, 2007, 02:47 AM
That's okay, you don't have to go through the trouble, just I couldn't find it on the BBC website lol. Usually I'm quite upto date with rides, being a ThemePark Junkie haha.

Oh lol. It was really tiny, like right in the corner of the page about an inch long. It was headed "Sinking feeling" XD I can't find the newspaper right now. I hope my mum hasn't thrown it out :\ I did ask her not to throw away that paper. I'll ask her when she gets back.

Chibi-chan
November 22nd, 2007, 06:25 AM
I can pretty much brag that I'm a Disney World know-it-all, and I can tell you that that wasn't the reasonthey closed down the ride :x That's just a horrible excuse they made because they hate the ride for being so old and needing so many repairs all the time. They had thought about closing it down awhile back but because of protests, they kept it open. Meh.

Anywho...fat people should be able to ride rides, but the park shouldn't modify their rides to fit the fat person in them. That's what I think.

♥~*Abby*~♥
November 22nd, 2007, 06:37 AM
*laughs* Well this seems disgusting how weight problems is shutting down popular rides lol. Now who the heck gave the idea to let people over 270 go on a smalll boat with little kids??????????

I agree get rid of KFC, and Mcdonalds!!

totally. They shouldn't let anyone over a certain weight on.

Azonic
November 22nd, 2007, 06:57 AM
Well, they should give it a weight limit.

~ Azonic

Spinor
November 22nd, 2007, 09:04 AM
yay! they shut down that idiocerd ride!

I don't think KFC is the problem, you just offended gratoh! the problem is, not all people like it so they go to Chick-Fil-A and eat excessively to drown the boats so

BLAME CHICK-FIL-A!

hehehe...

Ausaudriel
November 22nd, 2007, 09:14 AM
I can pretty much brag that I'm a Disney World know-it-all, and I can tell you that that wasn't the reasonthey closed down the ride :x That's just a horrible excuse they made because they hate the ride for being so old and needing so many repairs all the time. They had thought about closing it down awhile back but because of protests, they kept it open. Meh.

Anywho...fat people should be able to ride rides, but the park shouldn't modify their rides to fit the fat person in them. That's what I think.
Maybe it needs repairs because of the super-overweight people crunching it, Chibby? XD

Anyway, I've been on It's A Small World a couple of times, but the last time I was at Disney Land I opted not to (my cousin and I went, and neither of us were too keen on riding it). Sooo, I don't really mind that it's closed, but the [possible?] reason behind it is sad. :x The number of obese Americans is just sad.

Gulpin
November 24th, 2007, 08:05 AM
Yeah, like Lightning said, I don't think it needs to be no one under lbs can ride, there instead needs to be a copacity limit.

~Sigma

Lumine
November 24th, 2007, 08:15 AM
Doesn't matter fat people are just like a normal person, only larger and everything they do is about 10 times funnier. Alright lets compare a normal kid and a obese kid falling down a fire escape, which one is funnier? you be the judge.

Shaydeh
November 24th, 2007, 12:37 PM
It's A Small World. Name of the ride says it all. Big people do not belong on there. I vote for them to implement some sort of weight limit. And for the larger people who really want to take the ride, it may just inspire them to try and lose some kilos.

Cassino
November 24th, 2007, 06:32 PM
If they put a weight limit on rides, you could end up with people ranting on about how it's discriminative towards the overweight and/or obese. Political correctness comes before common sense in this "small world" these days. D:

Now, of the riders: They should exercise more or eat less, either one should work; but I'm not the person to be telling them this, simply because fat people don't bother me at all. If people want to suffer whatever afflictions being overweight brings from excessively eating, I don't care, it's their problem.

Shaydeh
November 25th, 2007, 09:10 AM
A weight restriction wouldn't be so much discrimination as it would be a safety precaution IMO. Besides, something has to be done to stop their boats from sinking. If that means keeping the fatties away then so be it.

Adventure-Chan
November 25th, 2007, 05:28 PM
- laugh - Sorry, I couldn't help it, I agree with weight restrictions.. After that accident..

Happy Dude
November 26th, 2007, 01:50 AM
^ Did you even read the OP.....There was never an accident.

What i'm getting from this thread is "lol fat pepz r sinkin mah rides in dazney lnd letz put limits on it11"

In all seriousness could you see people standing at the front of the rides weighing every person in sight who looked to be over a certain weight limit. No.

I say it's Disney Land's fault for not designing their rides properly to hold all kinds of passengers.

So in conclusion...Fix your rides before putting the blame on other people.