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Man wins $8K after Disney 'Small World' breakdown

Posted: March 26, 2013 10:00 p.m.
Updated: March 26, 2013 10:00 p.m.

Characters Aladdin, Jasmine and Abu from the film, "Aladdin," are featured on the "It's A Small World" ride, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. An attorney says a disabled man, Jose Martinez, was awarded $8,000 by Disneyland after the "It's A Small World" ride broke in 2009, stranding him for half an hour while the theme song played continuously.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney says a disabled man was awarded $8,000 by Disneyland after the "It's A Small World" ride broke, stranding him for a half hour while the theme song played continuously.

Lawyer David Geffen says Jose Martinez didn't medically stabilize for three hours after the ride broke down in 2009.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said the Anaheim theme park believes it provided appropriate assistance during the incident, and is disappointed that the court did not fully agree.

Geffen says Martinez uses a wheelchair, suffers from panic attacks and high blood pressure, which was aggravated by a need to urinate.

Geffen says half the award ordered Friday is for pain and suffering, and the rest is for a violation of disability law. Brown says the violation has been addressed.

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