Man wins settlement after forced to listen to 'It's a Small World'

Published On: Mar 27 2013 08:57:44 AM EDT
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An attorney says a disabled man was awarded $8,000 by Disneyland after the "It's A Small World" ride broke, stranding him for a half hour while the theme song played continuously.


Lawyer David Geffen says Jose Martinez didn't medically stabilize for three hours after the ride broke down in 2009.

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Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said the Anaheim theme park believes it provided appropriate assistance during the incident, and is disappointed that the court did not fully agree.

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Geffen says Martinez uses a wheelchair, suffers from panic attacks and high blood pressure, which was aggravated by a need to urinate.

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Geffen says half the award ordered Friday is for pain and suffering, and the rest is for disability law violations. Brown says the violations have been addressed.

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