Dollywoodinjured on amusement park ride

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incident- 7.4.18

The first ride we went on was the Mountain Slidewinder. I was in the font of the ride with two friends behind. This is a long water ride that doesn't have a belt or someway to stay in the ride, you have to hold on.

At some point in the ride I lost my handling on the ride and the side of my face and head hit the side of the ride. I don't remember what happened but my friends say I was like a rag doll and they had to pull me into the ride and hold on to me. I don't have memory of this. I have memory of being afraid and feeling unsafe in the ride because I couldn't seem to hold on tight enough. I remember the ride ending and realizing I had lost my new sunglasses.

My friends were in disbelief at how much my face has swelled.

The person helping people out of the ride saw me and asked if I was okay.

A friend of mine ran to get ice.

I was embarrassed and didn't want my friends to miss out so I refused to go to the medical tent.

I have attached photos. One is of right after I got off the ride, one is from the next day, and then some following days later.

At this point I no longer have bruising however, my cheek bone is still swollen and my face isn't symmetrical. That eye waters more than the other, I believe due to the swelling. I also feel an aching sensation behind that eye.

I was going to just let this go, but now I'm concerned that there are more serious issues than a black eye.

I missed two days of work because of the accident and suffered from a concussion.

Dollywood did reimburse our tickets, but honestly I'm afraid to return.

I am concerned that a small child could get seriously injured on this ride.

I am 5'8 135 pounds and athletic and was struggling to remain on the ride.

Thank you for your time.

injured on amusement park ride
injured on amusement park ride
injured on amusement park ride
injured on amusement park ride


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    Thomas Dodd Jan 13, 2019
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    Odd, my now 14 yr old daughter had no trouble any time she road, stating when she was 10.

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