Theme Park Sued for Barring Amputees From Coaster

July 12, 2012

Universal Studios Hollywood has been sued for barring amputees from a theme park roller coaster.

The Los Angeles Times says the federal court lawsuit contends two men were kept off the Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Angel Castelan’s forearms were amputated after an electrical accident as a child and Marvin Huezo’s legs were amputated after a car accident.

Castelan says ride operators told him in 2010 that he couldn’t ride the coaster because he doesn’t have hands to grip the safety bars.

He returned to the theme park last year with Huezo and operators told them a new policy requires riders have at least one hand and one leg.

A theme park spokesman says they don’t comment on pending litigation.

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  • July 13, 2012 at 10:33 am
    doubtful says:
    I think they should sue him for wasting the courts time on such a suit I am sure that if he got hurt because they didn't have things in place to stop him from flying off the r... read more
  • July 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    Jester says:
    I'm generally supportive of people with disabilities but not in this case. As much as they want access to a thrill ride, it would be negligent for the park to allow it. You ... read more

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