The Disney empire is huge. From the most amazing animated movies to some of the world’s best theme parks, Disney is a world famous brand. With theme parks across the world, Disney offers a range of experiences. They have water parks, sports complexes and, of course, the world famous Disneyland resorts.
Come summer, all of Disney’s attractions will be packed out with excited tourists. The busiest of which will be the Disneyland and Disney World resorts, located in Europe and the US. After the UK roller coaster disaster at Alton Towers theme park last summer, the pressure has been piled on when it comes to safety. No one wants a repeat of what happened, which is why parks like Disneyland, are even safer than ever before.
Of all the theme parks in the world, the Disney ones are some of the very safest. Today, Disneyland is the safest it can be, here’s why:
In the US, the chance of being hospitalized after visiting a theme park is one in nine million. That’s because the rides are as safe as can be, thanks to high standards to care being taken. According to a study, you’re more likely to be killed by a snake bite than by being injured on a theme park ride.
Most US states have examiners that regularly visit theme parks to check the rides over. These checks are made up of a range of different sections, that allow the examiners to determine if a ride is safe for visitors to use. The reports compiled by them can include suggested safety enhancements, as well as mandatory ones. As Disney take visitor safety seriously, any enhancements are almost always taken on board.
Another reason that Disney’s theme parks are so safe is because they’re regularly checked by engineers. Using harnesses custom engineered by CAI Safety Systems, these engineers climb up rides, to make checks to every section. It’s not just a case of using technology to complete safety checks; rides are also checked manually. The combination of these two types of checks means that both human error and technological error can be ruled out. Making rides incredibly safe.
Of course, safety isn’t just about the checks made to rides; it’s also about common sense. Rides come with restrictions for who can ride and advice on how to stay safe, for a reason. When visitors purposely ignore safety signs, they’re putting their safety at risk. As well as the safety of other riders. That’s why all rides are monitored by a team of staff, who always check that each rider is able to ride safely.
Because of the high levels of care taken to ensure that rides are as safe as possible, Disney’s theme parks are some of the safest in the world. With an emphasis on visitor safety, these theme parks always make keeping their visitors safe, a priority. Safety comes first at Disney, which is what makes its parks some of the most popular in the world with tourists.