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They tried it: Disney World’s Big Thunder coaster rolls out kidney stones

Published: September 29, 2016 in Featured, Strange but True, Thunder Mountain

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Does your insurance cover amusement park visits? Maybe it should. For years, David Wartinger’s patients told him stories of passing kidneys shortly after riding roller coasters . “Most urologists wouldn’t be surprised by this,” said Wartinger, a professor emeritus within Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties. Jarring motions and vibrations often jostle stones stuck on the outer […]

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Big Thunder Mountain

Published: July 29, 2016 in Attractions, Magic Kingdom, Theme Parks, Thunder Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is an indoor/outdoor mine train roller coaster located in Frontierland at several Disneyland-style Disney Parks worldwide. The ride exists at Disneyland Park (California) and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Park (Paris) as Big Thunder Mountain. Big Thunder Mountain […]

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