A quadriplegic man who got stuck on a broken “It’s a Small World” ride at Disneyland and had to hear that insufferable music over and over again when Disney failed to evacuate him in a reasonable amount of time is now suing the company. While waiting for help for some 40 minutes as other people were evacuated, the man, Jose Martinez, suffered from a high-blood pressure condition called dysreflexia. As he put it, “It feels like an ice pick going through your temples. The pain was exacerbated “especially when you couple that with the continuous, ‘small world’ music in the background.”
Once Martinez was finally rescued from the ride, “Disney sent Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to perform for Martinez at first aid.” Which was “like insult to injury,” Martinez said.
Martinez is suing so that the park makes changes to the ride so this doesn’t happen to anyone else, for the love of God.