GRAFTON, IL. (KMOV) – An Illinois household tells Data 4 their teenage daughter was publicly embarrassed on Monday at Raging Rivers Waterpark in Grafton.
“To have a company be responsible for such a massive mental impact on my daughter, it’s tough,” says her father, Andrew Batton.
Batton took his household to the favored amusement park with hopes of getting on the newest journey, the Mississippi Monster.
When the group made it to the best of the hill, Batton says a worker then requested his 13-year-old daughter to hop on a scale in entrance of strangers.
“The guy looked at us and to my daughter and said, ‘You need to step on the scale,” Batton says.
The journey has a weight prohibit of 200 kilos.
“She steps on the scale and she’s 205,” Batton says.
A Raging Rivers spokesperson says the selection was made to prioritize the safety of the corporate. Nonetheless, Batton says there have been no indicators indicating a weight prohibit.
“I was like, ‘There’s nothing on the media about that. Was this posted anywhere? He was like, ‘No. We’ve had some people getting hurt so we’re limiting the weight on the ride,” Batton says.
Raging Rivers tells Data 4 that new water tubes for the Mississippi Monster water slide will arrive as rapidly as Wednesday. The instruments has been ordered to increase the weight functionality for the journey.
“The disappointment that she felt by not being able to ride the brand-new ride was definitely overshadowed by the public humiliation of being asked to step on a scale,” Batton says. “Then further than that, being told that you’re overweight.”
Batton and his daughter are every season ticket holders and say they don’t plan on returning to the waterpark anytime rapidly.
“Tears wound up in her eyes,” Batton says. “We as parents now have to undo the emotional damage that this corporate company caused us.”
A spokesperson for Raging Rivers despatched Data 4 an announcement Wednesday in regards to the incident.
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