Did you know… Over 4,400 kids get injured on amusement rides each year. Researchers found that from 1990 to 2010, 92,885 kids under the age of 18 years were treated in emergency rooms for amusement ride-related injuries…that's an average of 4,423 injuries each year. More than 70% of the injuries occurred during the warm summer months of May through September; that's more than 20 injuries a day during these months.
Slacker is afraid of heights, but loves rides, because he knows that it is a temporary height. On the Tower or Terror (the elevator one)…They got stuck at the top, and hung out there for 90 minutes. The first few minutes he was anticipating the drop, and then an announcement came on telling everyone that it was broken, and to just hold tight. So they just sat there… until it finally dropped, which was when Slacker casually threw up on the woman next to him.
What is your amusement park story? Were you injured, stranded on a ride, or did you witness something incredible?
Because of these statics, my family never took me to amusement parks… I think I have only been a handful of times.
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