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California family of teen with disability says he shouldn’t have been removed from Six Flags Magic Mountain West Coast Racers ride!

Los Angeles — A local teen says he was removed from a trip at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California due to a disability, and he and his family want answers.

Seventeen-year-old Ryder Gonzalez is like any other teenager who loves to have fun.

He was a minor league player in Commerce City, California. is boxes. He plays basketball.

Gonzalez was born with one hand and is deaf. However, his family says he does better than many people who use his hands and hear.

That’s why a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Sunday left him devastated, when his family said he was told he couldn’t ride the West Coast Racers train because of his disability.

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He had already been restricted to riding when a park employee told him he could not continue due to policy concerns.

“She was very dismissive, and she kept saying it’s politics; it’s politics,” said Raul Gonzalez, Ryder’s father. “It was even more humiliating for him because he was allowed to get on the ride and then pulled out.”

James Gonzalez says his brother was upset about his departure because he was really looking forward to him.

Ryder’s mother, Annie Gonzalez, says her son went to several theme parks, including Disneyland, and had no trouble, until he visited Six Flags Magic Mountain for the first time on Sunday.

“I want people to know Ryder’s story,” she said. “I want people to know what happened.”

Six Flags Magic Mountain released a statement:

“Six Flags has designed and developed special seat belts for 98% of our theme park rides to better meet the needs of guests with specific disabilities. With all requirements met, riders who do not meet certain limit requirements may be able to ride with full-body seat belts. Guests can visit Guest relations while they are inside the park.

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