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gforce1994

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  1. Just because one group had a different experience, it doesn’t negate the experiences of others. Numerous people with medical conditions have been stopped at security and ordered to return their medical equipment to their own car, which would fall under an ADA violation. Did a little experiment. At Carowinds, one is only allowed to bring in medical supplies that are in a bag smaller than 6.5”x4”. I went through the thread and put the two items that would be important for Diabetics - glucose meter and glucagon. Those supplies were too big, and under Carowinds’ policy, I would have to return them to the car.
  2. The issue is security is not letting those supplies into the park, which is required by law. They’re preventing people from bringing in diabetes equipment, epi-pen for allergies, and other equipment. The thing is many of us were ordered by our doctors to keep the supplies and equipment by us at all times. The park is basically refusing to allow admission to those with medical supplies. Basically, those with medical conditions are placed into dangerous situations, all because the park wants to keep the security lines as efficient as possible.
  3. I carry a standard amount of supplies in a book bag that could easily fit within the SF policy of a 12”x12” bag. The issue is that security is not allowing people to take in their medical supplies (glucagon, infusion sites) that could be dropped off at First Aid. Furthermore, if one leaves their supplies out in the car, the no re-entry policy prevents them from re-entering the park. Say I was part of a family of four that spent $200 to go to KI. Infusion site pops out after one ride. Family goes out to car to get supplies that they were ordered to leave out there by park’s security staff. New site gets put in, only to have the family find out that they can’t re-enter the park. That is happening numerous times, and it’s a darn shame. Unfortunately, letting the security guards decide what constitutes a “medical condition” has gotten the park into the awful mess.
  4. So here’s the gist of what happened. The park has asked the security teams to enforce a no-bag policy with no medical exceptions. The initial policy is sent to the security, and asked to carry out this impossible task. From what is being said on Facebook, this has been collaborated by numerous individuals. As the witness stated, this is in violation of the ADA. Policy gets refined for medical exemption. The new policy becomes: Problem soon becomes that medical exceptions are granted by security supervisors on the basis of what they deem is a proper medical exception. That means that someone who doesn’t have any knowledge of medical conditions is now the one in charge of determining whether you can bring in medical supplies. On the first night of Haunt I was prevented from entering the park by supervisors, who thought I had way too many “diabetes supplies”. They told me that they were going to go through my medical bag and tell me what I was allowed and not allowed to bring in. I was only allowed to bring in testing supplies, a few tabs, and forced to leave most of my supplies in the car. Second night of Haunt, I got into a tense discussion with a supervisor who said to me that “diabetics don’t need that many supplies”. The amount of supplies I carry is standard to what many T1D carry, and was not excessive in any way. Since then, I have not gotten held up in security due to my medical supplies. However, I’ve heard many who are held up and are refused park admission because they have medical equipment. Several members of this site witnessed what occurred and know first hand what the problems are. I am happy to discuss this with the park, but I feel that they are shutting down all discussion of it.
  5. First off, people are blocked from bringing in extra glucose, glucagon, and pump supplies. Basically, I was only allowed to bring in a few tabs and testing supplies as well as a charger (pump is controlled through the phone). Secondly, if I did leave it in the car, one can’t re-enter the park due to the no re-entry policy the park has. Basically if one is a diabetic and they have been forced to leave supplies in the car, their night is over. Other public places allow you to bring in all the medical supplies, as defined by federal law.
  6. Absolutely. That opens a second line of questions. If someone had their life saving medical equipment in the pockets and it fell out of a ride, would the park shut the ride down until they found it? I am not trying to be unreasonable, but I feel the park is making a dumb, avoidable mistake by enforcing the bag policy in this manner.
  7. Yeah, but what happens if the pump site falls out, or someone has a hyperglycemic event without any additional supplies? They get extremely sick and possibly worse. Park policies that result in potentially dangerous situations for guests with medical conditions is a terrible policy. Second, placing Epi-pens in pockets is dangerous as it may shatter or fly free. KI has not made reasonable accommodations due to the fact they are not fully accommodating. People are not being allowed to bring in medical supplies.
  8. It’s not a good idea to push this off. What they’re doing is wrong, as companies CAN NOT by law refuse service due to a person having medical supplies.
  9. KD is also having issues with medical bags.
  10. I believe Taxi Jam did open. I’ve heard stories of more adults than kids being in line for it.
  11. I’m guessing I Street Restaurant. That’s where they came across all the history books being shoved up there.
  12. Unfortunately, it seems that some of the security guards are projecting the “proper amount of supplies” on guests that need those supplies.
  13. It’s happened to multiple guests this weekend.
  14. Except, the problem is that they’re saying that isn’t allowed in the park and people have to take it to their cars.
  15. It promised access to a VIP area. That is still being offered.
  16. I can’t believe there’s so much outrage over the “Magic Fridge”. If you don’t get the reference
  17. The park is named Kings Island, not Wachsland.
  18. There’s three mechanics in the world that’s trained to deal with this organ. Source: Carousel Museum in Sandusky. The sky isn’t falling.
  19. It’s the kid body slide complex. It’s like Lakeside Landing at Cedar Point.
  20. Has anyone seen the slide complex open this year?
  21. I can confirm, there hasn’t been a sticker.
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