5 Ways To Avoid Amusement Park Accidents

Learn about some past disasters and follow these safety rules to make sure the next ride isn't your last.

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With Adventureland opening this weekend, we're feeling nostalgic for those warm weather trips to the amusement park. It doesn't matter how old you are, they're always a sure shot for a good time. That is, if you enjoy scaring yourself half to death on roller coasters, mid-air swings and other rides that seem to defy physics. And no matter how crazy the ride is, most of us just hop on and cross our fingers, hoping that nothing goes wrong.

According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the chance of an injury occurring in a park is 1 in 9 million. Not bad. But if you wanna be even safer, we've come up with five precautions you should take before you go on your next amusement park ride. Learn about some past amusement park accidents below so you know what not to do. Don't say we didn't warn you...

In 2007, a 68 year old women fractured both of her legs and one of her arms while trying to get off Peter Pan's Flight at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While it's endlessly unfortunate that the lady had to suffer such injuries, we can't help but wonder: if your body is that fragile, what are you doing on the ride in the first place?

Hey, ya never know when the shit could just break, like this ride in China. You're better off trying to win your girl a teddy bear in the shooting gallery.

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