Man injures leg on Tokyo DisneySea Park ride

CHIBA —

A man sustained a minor injury to his right leg at the Tokyo DisneySea Park resort in Chiba Prefecture, when a ride malfunctioned, park officials said Tuesday.

The 34-year-old man from Hokkaido was on the Raging Spirits rollercoaster ride on Monday night when the ride’s safety bar raised. Although the ride was in motion, the man later told park operators he felt unsafe and tried to get out of the car, at which point his leg was injured, Fuji TV reported.

Park operators say the ride is to be closed until further notice.

Japan Today

  • 0

    doedel

    Kawaisoudisney. Hope he recovers soon.

  • 2

    gogogo

    damn ride has a loop

  • 8

    Elbuda Mexicano

    ??? Do not understand what this is about, this guy tried to get off while the ride was still in motion??

  • -3

    Probie

    Although the ride was in motion, the man later told park operators he felt unsafe and tried to get out of the car, at which point his leg was injured

    Idiot.

    Park operators say the ride is to be closed until further notice.

    I hope this is to repair any damage the idiot did to the ride, which I hope they bill him for; not because they think it's dangerous because one fool did something stupid.

  • 0

    Okinawamike

    Although the ride was in motion, the man later told park operators he felt unsafe and tried to get out of the car.

    Says it all. This is got to be the weirdest place on earth. Was the operator of the ride sure the guy was this tall? See the Mickey Hand sign showing you must be 153cm tall or have common sense of at least a 7 years old? Guess he failed the second requirement.

  • 1

    Vernie Jefferies

    I just saw a 3D simulation of the incident on Channel 41. It shows him attempting to get off ride while half of his body was still in the car, and then he fell off and landed on the tracks below. That looked painful to me.

  • 1

    jumpultimatestars

    Um Probie, don't judge him for trying to get out if the ride has a friggin loop!

  • -2

    nisegaijin

    Why close the ride? Self inflicted... move along. Fine the idiot too!

  • -4

    Cletus

    nisegaijin

    Why close the ride? Self inflicted... move along. Fine the idiot too!

    They closed the ride because the safety bar came loose. Now how exactly is that the guys fault? Maybe they should also be fining the ride operator, maintenance and the park too for having unsafe equipment....

  • 1

    StJapan

    Time to sue Mickey.

  • 0

    Thunderbird2

    Surely the g-force of going round the loop at speed would have kept him in his seat?

    Whatever, I'm too scared to go on those things anyway... vertigo + low tolerance of fear-inducing rides keeps me away from them. Certainly wouldn't try to get off while the thing was moving. Muppet.

  • 0

    Thomas Michael Lewis

    Yea stupid of him to try and get out, but put yourself in his shoes. The safety bar comes loose and you can see a loop the loop ahead on the ride, you really want to go around that with a unfastened safety bar?

  • 0

    cwhite

    Even if the safety bar came loose don't try to get out of a moving vehicle. Best you can do is hold on and try not to fall out.

  • 0

    Ewan Huzarmy

    Sounds like this ride is maintained by some real Mickey mouse staff .

  • 0

    NetNinja

    $$$$$$$$

    Disney has been known to pay well. If he's got a good lawyer and a good X-ray with a PPD report = $$$

  • 0

    Al Stewart

    I'm sorry but if the safety bar is loose and i'm going into a loop...I'm still not jumping out. I'm going to hold that bar and the one next to me with all my might and take my chances in the loop.

    Plus usually in a loop if you its fast enough, you wont fall out. G-forces will push you into the seat. The parts to be scared of are twists and sharp turns.

  • -1

    basroil

    Disney told him NOT to get out, he gets out and then gets injured. Classic case of stupidity. If he was really scared he, why would he even try to ride it? I was just on that thing two weeks ago, and it's a joke. I've seen scarier rides in a Paris taxi cab.

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Is there no emergency brake? Why does this kind of news irritate me? It's a bit like, "Dog injures leg on lamp-post".

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