The California Supreme Court held that operators of roller coasters and other amusement park rides must be held to the same safety standards that apply to buses, planes and other modes of transportation. In 2000, Cristina Moreno suffered a brain aneurysm as a result of “violent shaking and stress” she experienced while riding an Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland. Ms. Moreno, a Spanish citizen, was at the park on her honeymoon. This case is timely in relation to the recent news of a 4-year-old boy’s death last week at Epcot center in Florida. In that case, the young child was riding Mission:Space which recreates a rocket launch and a trip to Mars. You can access the California Supreme Court decision here (PDF).