A few people thought she has high blood pressure, looks like they were correct. Its sad that she had to die, but you can't blame the ride or the park, as the first warning on the sign is "Do not ride if you have HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE"! Just because she's German doesn't excuse her. I can think of pretty much every thrill ride in the known world that also states not riding if you have high blood pressure. Disney certainly better not have to put the warnings in EVERY possible language just to cover their butts, it annoys me already that they have to say everything in Spanish as well as English.
This is quite a sad event, and my heart goes out to the family of this poor woman.
It would be nice if Disney and other parks defined what they mean by "high" blood pressure, especially in regards to a ride with fairly strong G forces (or continuous exposure to such forces). I've been taking blood-pressure medication for a few years now. When I was truly morbidly obese after college in 1984, 280 as opposed to the slightly under 225 I am now, my BP was 200/100--well on my way to a stroke. Yesterday, it was 130/88--a little high, but hardly outrageous. (Been working on losing more weight, too.)
So, is there as threshold BP for high-G-force rides? This would be essential information, I think.
O.K. I know this has been said about 50 times before, but yes. People do not think of Disney as Thrill rides. Take my example for example.
Right after my family was at the Magic Kingdom, where I had ridden my first coaster (The Barnstormer), we headed to Tower of Terror, where we had no idea that it was a drop ride. We plunge on the ride, and scared the living out of me!
It was the same for the Rock'n Roller Coaster. I saw the launch when we headed in the station, we saw the train head into the tunnel. I got a little shocked about it, but then forgot about it when we started running the circuit. And the launch scared me! Same with the whole ride. Although I only remember feeling one section of negative G on the ride, and that was that little bunny hop at the end. I was so worried that the ride would produce negative G, and the bunny hop at the end creeped me out.
What I'm trying to tell, is the point of view of the average person. So if I went on Mission Space (even with all those warning signs), I probably still would have gone on it (I would have gone on it, but it wasn't built yet), ignoring the signs, and still not even knowing what the ride was.
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