Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Keeps Chopping Off Tourists' Fingers

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Photo by Jonnyboyca via Wikimedia Commons
If you've ever enjoyed the cheesy pleasures of Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you've surely noted the numerous signs advising guests to keep their hands and arms inside the cars. It seems those are no idle warnings.

Pirates of the Caribbean, in fact, is a voracious finger-eating monster. Just a little more than a week after a British tourist lost parts of two fingers to the ride comes news this morning that a 12-year-old boy sacrificed four fingers to the cruel gods of overly drawn-out Johnny Depp franchises.

The news comes via Disney World's quarterly report of injuries suffered at the theme park, which Disney agreed to turn over to state authorities in lieu of tougher amusement park safety regulations.

The report shows that earlier this year, the 12-year-old severely lacerated four fingers on the "log flume"-style ride. (The New York Daily News says he lost those fingers, but the Orlando Sentinel says Disney declined to release more information about his injuries.)

There's no doubt, however, that on July 10 a British tourist had the tips of his ring and pinkie fingers lopped off on his right hand while rolling through the amusement.

The new finger-mangling on the Pirates ride is one of a dozen injuries Disney revealed in the report, which covers this April through June. Most of the others involve elderly patrons, such as a 72-year-old woman who passed out at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and a 70-year-old woman with chest pains at Epcot's Mission: Space.

But the digit-hungry Pirates ride cares not your age. Dangle your fingers in the water at your own risk.

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Melissa Marie Alvarez
Melissa Marie Alvarez

Stupid asses always ruin it for the rest of us. How effin hard is it to just LISTEN to the rules?! Shows that douche bag and the little kid to LISTEN when there is a damn warning!

Ashley Harbidge
Ashley Harbidge

Hmm maybe it's not Disney's fault but perhaps HUMANITY!!?? The idiots who can't keep their HANDS AND FEET inside the ride AT ALL TIMES!! If you want to be STUPID and do it regardless well then that's at your own cost.

Anthony S MacArthur
Anthony S MacArthur

I say we remove all warning labels off every thing for about a month & let nature run it's course of cleansing the world of idiots.

Michael Hollander
Michael Hollander

If you lose a finger you can get it replaced with a hook and that's pretty cool. Very pirate - like.

Anais Aragon
Anais Aragon

Wtf is a 72 years old doing riding a roller coaster??

Chapillo Yu
Chapillo Yu

Kim Yu jaja ches viejillas de 72 que hacen en montaña rusas no mameeen

Virgilio Seabra
Virgilio Seabra

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Wednesday Adams
Wednesday Adams

That's what happens when you don't follow the safety rules !!!

Jorge Castellanos
Jorge Castellanos

Be thankful he didnt have my fillet knives instead \U0001f61b

Jorge Castellanos
Jorge Castellanos

After all, Johnny be WASTED on this ride, dont blame him for "sword stumbling" out of the throne\U0001f61c

Juli Little
Juli Little

keep your hands inside and it won't happen.

Cary Samuelson
Cary Samuelson

The kid lacerated his fingers, he didn't loose them.

Jasey Hernandez
Jasey Hernandez

Doesn't anyone pay attention to keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle ?!? Don't go blaming disney for people's stupidity

Lesly Lopez
Lesly Lopez

Lol and those are the people who don't care to follow the safety precautions .

Andrew Wyman
Andrew Wyman

That's the best part of ride. Scoop up some water to splash your friends

Vince Witty
Vince Witty

The signs clearly state flail your arms and legs outside the vehicle while its in motion and remove your seatbelt and stand up and stick your hands in the water....oh wait no it doesnt

Osmin Head Morales
Osmin Head Morales

Miami Times are you guys still letting middle school students post crap like this again? Tighten up

Todd Twilo Petty
Todd Twilo Petty

they only tell u a million times. they even have sensors on some of the rides that stop the ride..

Sayad Khan
Sayad Khan

Why is this article making it look like it was Disney's fault that the idiot didn't heed the warnings? Piss poor reporting here.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

I'm actually surprised, that as the population ages, that anyone still goes to Disney ? I mean if I'm going to lose body parts, might as well be from shark bites over in NSB ?

Nesa Lagunas
Nesa Lagunas

They clearly and continuously state to keep your hands and feet in the vehicle at all times. . .

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

The signs clearly state to keep hands inside the boat. He has no case.

Craig Oneil
Craig Oneil

Dead men tellll no taaaallles but men who lost fingers sue :)

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