After adopting weigh-to-ride, a ‘disgraceful’ theme park has been accused of ‘fat-shaming’ tourists.
After adding weighing scales to its rides, a theme park has been accused of “fat-shaming” visitors. The scales glow red or green depending on whether the tourist fulfills the weight threshold, which has surprised many.
Visitors to Adventure World in Perth, Australia, resorted to social media to express their displeasure when the weighing scales were installed in the park. On social media, the alterations have been described as “degrading,” “disgraceful,” and “humiliating.”
If a visitor exceeds the park’s maximum weight limit, the self-serve weighing booths glow red.
The scales were photographed with a large stop sign to encourage riders to weigh themselves before joining the ride, according to a photo shared on social media. “No ride permitted” was written on the red light.
“Boycott Adventure World until they reverse their new horrible ride policies,” one individual said.
“You can’t be over 75kg to ride the Abyss, the roller coaster, and you can’t be over 90kg to ride the rapids.”
“Do they know what an adult’s typical weight is?”
The weight restriction on the roller coaster is just over 11 and a half stone. In the United Kingdom, the average male weighs 13 stone and 5 pounds.
In the United Kingdom, a woman’s average weight is 11 stone and 6 pounds. This means that the coaster would be deemed excessively heavy for the majority of men and just under half of women in the UK.
One mother told The West Australian that her 13-year-old daughter was bullied into being weighed while visiting Adventure World with her two children.
After being weighed, the girl was “humiliated” when she was denied access to the Rocky Rapid waterslide.
“I was outraged and disappointed at Adventure World,” the mother remarked. We’d been enjoying these rides for years and were suddenly unable to do so.” “The park no longer caters to us,” another woman remarked. “We went last year and I was able to ride these rides with my kids with no problem.”
“And this year, red lights are flashing in our faces, telling us that we can’t do it.”
According to Andrew Sharry, CEO of Adventure World, the park was “not alone” in implementing the safeguards.
“We take our direction from the safety criteria of our various ride manufacturers,” he explained.
“There have been no adjustments to, and no new rider weight safety standards introduced this season for any of our. “Brinkwire Summary News.”