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Carowinds discriminated against family because of disability, lawsuit claims

"A lawsuit was filed Wednesday alleging Carowinds amusement park discriminated against a family by refusing to allow them to ride a number of rides because of a person’s disability.

A Clover man, his son and his daughter all have lower leg amputations because of a medical condition. All three were born with no shin bones and underwent double leg amputations at the knee shortly after birth. They now use wheelchairs for mobility.

The lawsuit claims the family members, all of whom are season ticket holders, were denied access to rides "not because of legitimate safety requirements" but because of "speculation, stereotypes, and generalizations" about their ability to safely ride them.

According to the lawsuit, park patrons with disabilities are given rider forms that state what rides they can and can't safely ride."
 
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The family claims they were discriminated against when CW denied them rides because of their disability. All three have double leg amputations at the knee and are now in wheelchairs. They are season ticket holders.

The lawsuit claims the family members were denied access to rides "not because of legitimate safety requirements" but because of "speculation, stereotypes, and generalizations" about their ability to safely ride them.

Park patrons with disabilities are given rider forms that state what rides they can and can't safely ride. In three visits they weren't allowed to ride those listed rides and eventually the list went from 30 available rides to 12.
 
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