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    I know its like a rare chance to get injured on rides, but the amount of horror stories you hear are on the increase- are theme parks still safe to attend?
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    (Original post by tillyteewee)
    I know its like a rare chance to get injured on rides, but the amount of horror stories you hear are on the increase- are theme parks still safe to attend?
    You're far more likely to be killed in car crash en route to the theme park than you are to be injured on a ride.

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    (Original post by tillyteewee)
    I know its like a rare chance to get injured on rides, but the amount of horror stories you hear are on the increase- are theme parks still safe to attend?
    Yes, there is a risk. Once I calculated it as losing about a second of life expectancy per ride. But guess what? All that time you spend in the queue standing up probably boosts your life expectancy by more than a second.

    Because of the perceived risks, the amusements industry operates to a very high safety standard. The safety restraints on rides are usually overkill (like full-on shoulder harnesses on a small-ish ride), and the whole system is designed so that if something fails, the ride stops safely.

    Enjoy your ride
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    I'm pretty sure you have more chance of dying on a carousel than on a theme park ride, because they test the rides for hours before the park opens.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    You're far more likely to be killed in car crash en route to the theme park
    Jesus...
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    I almost drowned once at WaterWorld. My mum was like 20 stone and I was 7 and small and she came down the waterslide and landed while I was doggy paddling to get out the pool. I was legit underwater underneath her for like 20 seconds, the lifeguard had to get me. Proper embarrassing for a bit :toofunny: cos I made mates while I was there obvs and that wasn't a cool look at all. My mum didn't even apologise...
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    Your legs are safe, don't worry. Chances of anything bad happening are extremely rare.
 
 
 

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