I forgot to mention this in a recent trip report and I figured this would make a good topic in itself
While at Hershey back in Aug we noticed a younger boy who had one prosthetic leg (knee down) Must have been like 10-14 years of age. We noticed him basically everywhere we went in the park, he actually was getting around better than most people. He was on a bunch of the same rides we where on, including coaster. While we where on line for lighting racers we saw he was in the train in front of us. They wherent dispatching the train and you saw the ride ops talking in the corner. After about 5 mins they went over to the boy talked with him, couldn't here what he was saying, but the ride ops head kept making the "no" motion, the look on the kids face was of disappointment. After that went on for a little while they un locked his car and he got off the ride. I can only assume it was because of his leg and at this point myself and everyone around us knew exactly what had happened and we all got pretty bummed out. Even the lady next to us with her kids said she saw him earlier in the day riding other coaster.
His leg only seemed to have the issue from the knee down so not really sure why such a big deal was made. If you saw him walking/running during the day you would think there wasn't even an issue at all.
My point is what's the rule with cases like this? I see some rides (in general) state "you need 3 functioning limbs to ride"
I felt bad for the kid.
I assume this is a state by state law? When we went to Cedar Point in July a guy with a full leg cast road Maverik with no issue. it was even to the point he had to prop his leg up and place it between the row of seats in front of him. That to me is worse then the little boys situation