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Question: Will you ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad again? :: Total Votes:82
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Yes, I will ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad again. 70  [85.37%]
No, I now don't want to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad after Disneyland's accident. 0  [0.00%]
No, I didn't want to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad before and I still don't want to ride it. 7  [8.54%]
I'm not sure. I haven't decided yet. 5  [6.10%]
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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 8:36 am/pm Quote

In light of today's fatal accident at Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the attraction is currently closed while an investigation about the cause of the accident is being conducted.

According to this report, the ride's counterparts at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris were temporarily closed and then reopened after determining the designs and manufacturers or those two BTMRR attractions were different than the ones in California. BTMRR in WDW's Magic Kingdom is also currently closed while it undergoes a refurbishment scheduled from August 24, 2003 through November 22, 2003 (but that projected reopening now might be delayed if any structural or design problems are detected in the Disneyland version of the ride which might also be present in the WDW version).

You have four choices in this poll which concerns this attraction in any of Disney's theme parks around the world, not just Disneyland Park:
  • Yes, I will ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad again.
  • No, I now don't want to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad after Disneyland's accident.
  • No, I didn't want to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad before and I still don't want to ride it.
  • I'm not sure. I haven't decided yet.
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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 8:56 am/pm Quote

I will ride it again. But I'll be thinking of the reported track problems found at Space Mountain at Disneyland, which apparently closed that attraction earlier than expected this year. I'll be remembering that and hoping that if any lessening of maintenance took place that Guest safety will be the number one priority at all Disney theme parks.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 8:56 am/pm Quote

I voted "Yes, I would ride" because I figure after all this scrutiny and investigation Disney would end up with a safer ride than the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attractions at Disneyland or Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom were today and before today.  Now, the other rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, would those be in as good repair after today's news.....

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Posted: Sep. 06, 2003 11:42 am/pm Quote

I voted Yes... because accidents happen at all theme parks. Kings Dominion is not far from me, and I can think of at least one fatal accident there in the past ten years. Not to mention a couple of others that weren't fatal. On the fatal one, the guy had tried to be a daredevil and got himself out of the harness on a standup roller coaster there. I know that there have been other accidents at Disney parks. But it hasn't kept me from going or riding. I heard about a little boy who got hurt on BTMR several years ago. He put his foot out to exit thinking the ride had stopped when it was coming into the departure area. I think they try to do everything in their power to make the Disney experience safe for their guests. I would ride again.

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Posted: Sep. 06, 2003 11:54 am/pm Quote

I voted yes also and I agree with everyone that accidents happen everywhere and thus the need for rehabs.  I am always a bit disappointed when my favorite rides are down but always think about how important the rehab is to the rides for just such a reason.  Last year I was at BuschGArdens when the trainer had her arm chewed off.  It didn't make me never want to up close and personal with wild animals just to be more cautious and aware.  I love Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  It was the first ride I was ever on at The World

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Posted: Sep. 07, 2003 6:33 am/pm Quote

It is always my belief that even if it means the imagineers having to go back to the drawing board to make an attraction completely redone, that safety will be a number one issue with Disney. Too much is riding on their reputation for being a responsible, family oriented park. And while this is a tragic accident, sometimes it takes accidents such as these to remind us of how important it is to remember that people and computers are human, and we should always treasure each and every moment of life.

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Posted: Sep. 07, 2003 9:04 am/pm Quote

I will ride Big Thunder Mountain in WDW, but I am now glad it will be closed for rehab on my next trip. I'll feel a lot better about it after it's been thoroughly checked out and updated.
It was such terrible news about the Disney Land BTM.
I just hope they can tell everyone what the problem was so we can be reassured it won't happen again.
Oh, and hi everyone, I'm new here. :upside:


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Posted: Sep. 07, 2003 10:45 am/pm Quote

Quote (Peggo @ Sep. 07, 2003 8:04 am/pm)
Oh, and hi everyone, I'm new here. :upside:

:wave: Hi, Peggo!

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Posted: Sep. 08, 2003 12:13 am/pm Quote

I don't do theese kinds of rides so I vote never done it never will. I don't like people should stop rideing just because of one Accident. I sy for thoose who like it ride and enjoy!! :space:

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Posted: Sep. 08, 2003 2:17 am/pm Quote

I completely agree.  Accidents can happen anywhere.  You hear of more accidents at other parks than at Disney.  If you are someone who will ride anything, you know that there are always risks involved.  I will ride almost anything and one accident won't deter me from riding.
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