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  • [Other] Incidents at DLR

    Has anyone read this? Incidents at Disneyland Resort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The most recent in April of this year in the Mickey and Friends Parking lot.
    The suicides at Disneyland hotel are what really get to me.

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    Not that surprising - people reach that final tipping point and take the easy way out in all sorts of high places. Any tall highway bridge, or a building with an Observation Deck or an easy way to get through an EXIT door and onto the roof.

    And not just the Golden Gate Bridge - Even in places where they KNOW it's going to hurt, like the Arroyo Seco Bridge in Pasadena where you're diving into a dry ravine.

    Disney just manages to keep it quiet when it happens on their property. Which is almost collusion with the Media, they are being TOO quiet about stuff like that - It should be reported as a two-line story, Fact(name) - Fact(age) - Fact(place) - End, and go on to the Weather and Sports Report.

    The Disneyland Hotel is one of the last in the region that had openable windows and accessible balconies on the guest rooms above six stories, so it was a magnet for people looking for a Final Exit - and that's why they've been doing the big remodel to change to fixed windows (If there's anything openable it's too small to crawl out of) and remove the balcony railings.

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      I have read most of these. I think it's good that Disney keeps these relatively quiet. That way it doesn't encourage more people to try this selfish act on their property.
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        Originally posted by Bruce Bergman View Post
        The Disneyland Hotel is one of the last in the region that had openable windows and accessible balconies on the guest rooms above six stories, so it was a magnet for people looking for a Final Exit...
        Really? With tens of millions of guests over 55 years, four suicides makes it a "suicide magnet?" I don't think so.


        Originally posted by Bruce Bergman View Post
        ...that's why they've been doing the big remodel to change to fixed windows (If there's anything openable it's too small to crawl out of) and remove the balcony railings.
        Nope. The reason is the same that Disney designed closed doors on the Carsland shops -- to save money on air conditioning.
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        together with every variety of recreation and fun,
        designed to appeal to everyone."

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          Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
          Nope. The reason is the same that Disney designed closed doors on the Carsland shops -- to save money on air conditioning.

          Source?

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            Some of these are pretty gruesome but I like the costumed character incidents.
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              Originally posted by Bruce Bergman View Post
              And not just the Golden Gate Bridge - Even in places where they KNOW it's going to hurt, like the Arroyo Seco Bridge in Pasadena where you're diving into a dry ravine.
              Landing in water from elevation is just as, sometimes more painful and less survivable than landing on ground. The surface tension makes it like hitting cement.
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                Originally posted by Quentin View Post
                Landing in water from elevation is just as, sometimes more painful and less survivable than landing on ground. The surface tension makes it like hitting cement.
                Perhaps.....but for some reason professional cliff divers always choose to land in water. I'd pay big bucks to see one try it on dry land
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                  Thankfully most of the incidents are not caused from ride operations themselves, between suicide, trying to get a hat in a restricted area and just plane stupid things. Some of them were also undiagnosed medical conditions. Compared to six flags incidents, and how much more traffic disney has I would say they have an excellent record.
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                    Originally posted by sleepyjeff View Post
                    Perhaps.....but for some reason professional cliff divers always choose to land in water. I'd pay big bucks to see one try it on dry land
                    Tallest survivable fall happened on land.
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                      Originally posted by Quentin View Post
                      Landing in water from elevation is just as, sometimes more painful and less survivable than landing on ground. The surface tension makes it like hitting cement.
                      I found this amusing. Hitting something that is "like" cement is more painful than actually hitting cement?


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                        I wasn't even aware of the suicides at the Hotels. I did always have a funny feeling that something happened there though and this confirms what I've felt. Thanks for posting!



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                          Originally posted by Slappypunk View Post
                          I wasn't even aware of the suicides at the Hotels. I did always have a funny feeling that something happened there though and this confirms what I've felt. Thanks for posting!
                          No Problem. I was just clicking through some links and read this. I have read on MC about the 18 year old girl on America Sings, ROA and the people mover incidents but I found the Costumed Characters and the one about the boy on RRCS very interesting.

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                            Originally posted by Quentin View Post
                            Landing in water from elevation is just as, sometimes more painful and less survivable than landing on ground. The surface tension makes it like hitting cement.
                            Actually, Mythbusters tested that and found it to be false MythBusters Episode 167: Dodge a Bullet:

                            A person who falls from a great height into water will sustain the same injuries as if he had landed on pavement.

                            BUSTED
                            The Build Team fitted Buster with accelerometers, hauled him up with a construction crane, and dropped him feet-first onto pavement and water. Drops from 25 ft (8 m) gave g-force measurements of 60 g on pavement, but less than 25 g on water (the lower threshold that the instruments could measure). At 75 ft (23 m), the team obtained a reading of 29 g for water, but over 500 g for pavement (the upper measuring limit). To investigate the effect of body orientation on impact forces, the team did more drops with Buster in a belly-flop position. Pavement and water drops from 25 ft (8 m) gave 286 g and 115 g, respectively, while 50 ft (15 m) drops maxed out the instrument on pavement and registered 220 g on water.
                            For a final test at terminal velocity (roughly 120 miles per hour), Tory threw two pig carcasses out of a helicopter at 600 ft (183 m), after which they were X-rayed to determine injuries. The pavement drop resulted in 17 fractures, a shattered pelvis, and a decapitation, while the water drop yielded 7 fractures and a broken neck. Since no water landing produced the same level of impact force or injury as a fall from the same height onto pavement, the team declared the myth busted.

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                              Originally posted by Slappypunk View Post
                              I wasn't even aware of the suicides at the Hotels. I did always have a funny feeling that something happened there though and this confirms what I've felt. Thanks for posting!
                              I'd heard about the incidents involving rides, but I had no idea about the suicides either. Unfortunately I think any major tourist attraction is bound to have both suicides and other deaths (heart attacks, etc.) happen on property, but Disney apparently does a very good job of keeping them very quiet.
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                                Originally posted by Bruce Bergman View Post
                                The Disneyland Hotel is one of the last in the region that had openable windows and accessible balconies on the guest rooms above six stories, so it was a magnet for people looking for a Final Exit - and that's why they've been doing the big remodel to change to fixed windows (If there's anything openable it's too small to crawl out of) and remove the balcony railings.
                                There are still balconies on the 14th floor (actually the 13th, but like many hotels there is no 13th floor).
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                                  Originally posted by Bruce Bergman View Post
                                  Not that surprising - people reach that final tipping point and take the easy way out in all sorts of high places. Any tall highway bridge, or a building with an Observation Deck or an easy way to get through an EXIT door and onto the roof.

                                  And not just the Golden Gate Bridge - Even in places where they KNOW it's going to hurt, like the Arroyo Seco Bridge in Pasadena where you're diving into a dry ravine.

                                  Disney just manages to keep it quiet when it happens on their property. Which is almost collusion with the Media, they are being TOO quiet about stuff like that - It should be reported as a two-line story, Fact(name) - Fact(age) - Fact(place) - End, and go on to the Weather and Sports Report.

                                  The Disneyland Hotel is one of the last in the region that had openable windows and accessible balconies on the guest rooms above six stories, so it was a magnet for people looking for a Final Exit - and that's why they've been doing the big remodel to change to fixed windows (If there's anything openable it's too small to crawl out of) and remove the balcony railings.

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                                    The suicide in April was on the news. Deadly Disneyland fall may have been suicide, police say | parki - News - The Orange County Register

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                                      that april one i was there that day and saw all the police, over heard a CM talking and was like GTFO and started talking to them, They did open up after i showed my ID lol

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                                        Originally posted by ShelbyH View Post
                                        Actually, Mythbusters tested that and found it to be false MythBusters Episode 167: Dodge a Bullet:
                                        I saw that episode, it was great. Off topic, I just want to say that I am really jealous of the shop these guys have. They have he materials and tools to build anything.
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