Disabled Denver teen says Elitch’s employees humiliated her on ride

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DENVER — A teenager who has been disabled since birth says she was humiliated by three workers at Elitch Gardens amusement park.

The honors student and college freshman volunteers to mentor disabled children.

She says the amusement park needs to better train its employees on how to deal with people who have disabilities.

“One of the employees came up to me and said, ‘I’m sorry ma’am but you can’t ride this ride because you need all your body parts,'” Samantha Lobato says.

She was born with a disorder that required partial amputation of her right arm. It forced her to get off the ride.

“I’ve been going to Elitch Gardens since I was a young child ever since I was tall enough to actually ride on the rides and I have yet to hear this.”

Lobato is on academic scholarship at the University of Denver, and she…

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