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News Tarzan's Treehouse Incident - 11/10

DrAlice

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Eh. Rope bridges basically encourage jumping, especially when you're at Disneyland and "know" they're safe.
Exactly this.

I've seen lots of "stupid guest behavior" comments, and while I don't rule out that possibility, I'm going to play devil's advocate for a bit on this one. Was that wood actually up to snuff? It looks pretty darn thick, and unless said guest was quite a big guy, I'm having a hard time figuring this one out. Admittedly, we don't have all of the info here, but I can't help wondering if there was some dry rot or something.

hmm... We'll probably never know for sure.
 

tirian

Well-Known Member
Exactly this.

I've seen lots of "stupid guest behavior" comments, and while I don't rule out that possibility, I'm going to play devil's advocate for a bit on this one. Was that wood actually up to snuff? It looks pretty darn thick, and unless said guest was quite a big guy, I'm having a hard time figuring this one out. Admittedly, we don't have all of the info here, but I can't help wondering if there was some dry rot or something.

hmm... We'll probably never know for sure.
Nah, the guest was being stupid.
Yeah, this definitely seems to be a case of a stupid guest. Disney takes guest safety very seriously and regularly replaces paths and woodwork that guests use. No way it was rotted or previously damaged.
 

Darkbeer1

Well-Known Member
Well, DOSH Amusement Ride division has nothing to do with the incident, as it is not a ride that has to be registered.

So it will become a civil matter, unless someone can prove criminal negligence.

Hopefully there is video of the actual incident. And if you are a sports fan, you know Instant Replays can be very misleading at times.
 

D.Silentu

Well-Known Member
If Tarzan's Treehouse is to stay, I hope that this isn't the end for the bridge. It's the only quantifiable improvement over the Swiss Family Treehouse and the element I enjoy the most thanks to the view from it and of it in Adventureland. With all of Disney's efforts to relieve congested pathways, I did wonder if the bridge would become a target as it is in the way of Fantasmic traffic.
 

Darkbeer1

Well-Known Member
If Tarzan's Treehouse is to stay, I hope that this isn't the end for the bridge. It's the only quantifiable improvement over the Swiss Family Treehouse and the element I enjoy the most thanks to the view from it and of it in Adventureland. With all of Disney's efforts to relieve congested pathways, I did wonder if the bridge would become a target as it is in the way of Fantasmic traffic.
Knott's used to have a bridge that crossed over a main sidewalk in Camp Snoopy, but disappeared over 10 years ago due to safety concerns.

 
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