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Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Over Segways Use In Disney World

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:44 PM

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A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Walt Disney World aimed at forcing the company to allow disabled visitors to ride two-wheeled Segways in its theme parks. (More...)

Were these people nuts? I know I wouldn't feel secure on a Segway in the parks. I'd feel a lot safer on the scooter with the little basket in the front. What do you think?
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:08 PM

I really don't think a lawsuit was necessary. Sure I'd love to drive a Segway in the parks but it'd be a nightmare to get from point A to point B on or off a Segway
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:40 PM

I can see it now. Stroller parking to the left.... Segway parking to the right.
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:47 AM

We did the Segway tour in Epcot in December and it was a alot of fun. BUT the park was empty....WS was closed so it was just our group.....and the Disney Segways were "locked" to a very low maximum speed. Our group had a hard time using them. I'm sure the people who would be using their own would have much more experience but I still can't imagine anyone using those things in a crowded park!

We have a hard enough time trying to move a small umbrella type stroller through sometimes (thank God those days are almost over :mrgreen: ) And for the record, I'm a very passive stroller pusher...I'm not one of those people mowing down everyone in my path :)
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:31 AM

I thought it was interesting the last time I was there, I saw a small fleet of scooters driving around World Showcase, driven by a bunch of young-adult-ish types, well-dressed, with drinks in hand, who were not obviously handicapped in any way. I had always thought that you had to be handicapped to rent those, but in retrospect, I guess there's no real requirement for it.

I would totally rent a Segway if they allowed it though. Maybe then I'd finally make it to Morocco by lunchtime.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:36 AM

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I thought it was interesting the last time I was there, I saw a small fleet of scooters driving around World Showcase, driven by a bunch of young-adult-ish types, well-dressed, with drinks in hand, who were not obviously handicapped in any way. I had always thought that you had to be handicapped to rent those, but in retrospect, I guess there's no real requirement for it.

I would totally rent a Segway if they allowed it though. Maybe then I'd finally make it to Morocco by lunchtime.


That sounds like the tour we did...although we didn't have any drinks :huh: There are Segway tours in Epcot & Fort Wilderness. I think it was about 2 hours. You get trained on them first and then go on a tour of the location. I think it was about $90 per person? It really was fun. I'm sure they offer private tours also to business/conventions.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:53 AM

I'm dieing to do a Segway tour
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:06 PM

Oh, these people weren't on Segways--they were just the regular handicapped-ish scooters.

I have done the EPCOT segway tour a couple of times--it's really fun, although I always wonder who would do the 1 hour one--the awesome part is driving around outside.

One year we inadvertently did the tour the morning of the marathon. While it was a little nerve-wracking trying to race across the course between runners to get to the other side, it was also amusing to see the vast majority of the runners begging for rides.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:47 PM

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I'm dieing to do a Segway tour

Me too. I tried out a Segway at Epcot last time I was there.
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:53 PM

The people filing the lawsuit were not taking tours. The lawsuit sides with Disney in that it bans the use of Segways for normal guests (that are not on a tour).
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