May 21, 2013

Struth! It's a Small World After All, $8000 proves it.

IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says that a disabled man who had to endure a non-stop half-hour of "It's a Small World After All, It's a Small World After All…" when the Small World ride broke down at California's Disneyland, has been awarded US$8000 compensation.

The man was unable to be freed from the ride because he was in a wheelchair, and while workers managed to get all other riders out of the cave in which the ride failed, they were unable to turn off the repetitive music… a tune you either love or hate, and after 30-minutes of constant playing, most likely the latter.

The man told the California Supreme Court he suffered panic attacks during the time he was trapped, high blood pressure side-effects, and had to contain a desire to urinate for the entire half-hour of the constant and repetitive jingle.  

Something akin, we feel, to what we're subjected to when we go to our local supermarket.

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