A disabled man who was stuck inside Disneyland's "It's a Small World" ride after it broke down — though the music played on — has sued the amusement park and been awarded $8,000, the man's attorney said Tuesday.
Santa Monica-based attorney David Geffen said his paraplegic client, L.A. County resident Jose Martinez, 52, went to Disneyland with his wife for the first time since he was a child on Nov. 27, 2009.
They were having a great time, Geffen said, but the "It's a Small World" ride "stopped working as he was just exiting the goodbye tunnel. The music was still blaring."
"They started evacuating other guests and weren't evacuating him," Geffen said. "They said they couldn't move him out of the cave.... They didn't summon the Fire Department right way."