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  • News California Supreme Court and Amusement Parks - LA Times article

    Interesting for Disneyland, no? For those of you following amusement park law and "common carrier" requirements...

    Ruling over bumper-car injury supports amusement park - latimes.com

    Ruling over bumper-car injury supports amusement park

    The California Supreme Court says riders can't sue over injuries stemming from the inherent nature of the attraction. 'Those who voluntarily join in these activities also voluntarily take on their minor inherent risks,' the court says.

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    Now they need to rule if attractions such as Autopia are considered "bumper cars"
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      That is seriously so awesome.


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        Originally posted by Eric5675 View Post
        Now they need to rule if attractions such as Autopia are considered "bumper cars"
        Seeing as how the ride says no bumping i would assume that would be a no. The question here is if injured due to being slamed into on autopia who is at fault? Driver (my choice) or the company?
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          sadly people will continue to sue and Disney will continue to settle so as to avoid the bad press. Only a fraction of the suits make it to court and those are ones the company tried to settle but the client refused.
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            Pathetic lawsuits! Glad they actually got this right.
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              Re: California Supreme Court and Amusement Parks - LA Times article

              Originally posted by Eric5675 View Post
              Now they need to rule if attractions such as Autopia are considered "bumper cars"
              The nature of the opinion and ruling already cover rides like Autopia. Attractions where the guest relinquishes control (ie, Indy, Splash, PotC, etc.) are still held to Disney if they are injured. Attractions where others are in control (Auto, Tuck n Roll, maybe Teacups) are they now protected from being sued over injury that was not their fault. You could still sue them ovr Auto if you car somehow caught on fire and you were injured as a result. Not that the cars should ever catch on fire...

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                Originally posted by Autopia View Post
                The nature of the opinion and ruling already cover rides like Autopia. Attractions where the guest relinquishes control (ie, Indy, Splash, PotC, etc.) are still held to Disney if they are injured. Attractions where others are in control (Auto, Tuck n Roll, maybe Teacups) are they now protected from being sued over injury that was not their fault. You could still sue them ovr Auto if you car somehow caught on fire and you were injured as a result. Not that the cars should ever catch on fire...
                What if your car catches fire and then you get bumped from behind?





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                  Originally posted by Brandy Lee Zabodyn View Post
                  What if your car catches fire and then you get bumped from behind?
                  Stop vehicle, get out of vehicle, remove vehicle from road's rail, move to side of road, turn on emergency flashing lights, call for tow truck. Problem solved.

                  On a more serious note, I will sell all my belongings in the world and alternate dimensions of this world to everyone in the world when everybody learns to take responsibility for their safety since it is not always the park's fault for injuries.

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                    Maybe this means OSHA will dry up and go away now. There have been many stupid things lately, but nothing has been stupider than the discovery, after 50 years, that Alice in Wonderland doesn't have railings and needs them for safety.

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                      Victory for common sense and huge defeat for dumb people!
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                        I hope this means that Tuck and Roll's Buggies will get some more horsepower.
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                          So can we finally make the crappy bumper cars in Bugs land move more then 1 mile an hour?
                          Happy Halloween!!!

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                            Re: California Supreme Court and Amusement Parks - LA Times article

                            LOL @ this quote from the plaintiff attorney:

                            "Patrons are less safe today than they were yesterday," Rosenberg said.

                            Well hell, now I need to avoid theme parks because they're filled with as many explosions as an episode of the A-Team. It wasn't like that yesterday.



                            Originally posted by EC82 View Post
                            Maybe this means OSHA will dry up and go away now. There have been many stupid things lately, but nothing has been stupider than the discovery, after 50 years, that Alice in Wonderland doesn't have railings and needs them for safety.
                            AGREED!

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                              Re: California Supreme Court and Amusement Parks - LA Times article

                              Originally posted by EC82 View Post
                              nothing has been stupider than the discovery, after 50 years, that Alice in Wonderland doesn't have railings and needs them for safety.
                              Actually there have been claims from workers that it was a little nerve racking walking that vine with no railing, especially if it was wet. OSHA isn't to blame for the way the vine looks now. Lack of creativity at Disney is to blame.
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