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Disney Sued by Quadriplegic for Allegedly Leaving Him on Stalled "Small World" Ride

It's a Small World Logo (AP/Disney)
Quadriplegic Man Sues Disneyland For Allegedly Leaving Him On "Small World" For 40 Minutes
It's a Small World Logo (AP/Disney)

(CBS/AP) A quadriplegic man is suing Disneyland in federal court, alleging the theme park left him on the "It's A Small World" ride for 40 minutes after it had stalled while staff evacuated other passengers.

The lawsuit, filed Monday, Feb. 7 in U.S. District Court, alleges Disneyland violated the Americans With Disabilities Act because it didn't have proper procedures in place for evacuating disabled passengers from the ride.

Jose Martinez is also suing for negligence, emotional distress and liability.

He alleges Disney employees did not summon paramedics when his blood-pressure spiked while he was trapped on the ride.

Disneyland Resorts says in a statement it is accessible to all guests and has procedures in place for evacuating disabled customers.