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Woman born without hands banned from going on kiddie rides at Universal Studios as they are too dangerous for her

By Mason White 2:31 AM September 6, 2016
Jessica Cox 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A woman is angry after she was banned from going on rides at Universal Studios.

Jessica Cox, 33, who was born without any arms, never allowed her handicap to stop her from doing what she wanted.

Cox became a motivational speaker after she accomplished more things than the average woman her age.

She has a black belt in taekwondo, and she can fly a plane and surf, but she was banned from going on any ride at Universal Studios due to her disability.

Cox of Arizona, is accusing Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, of discriminating against her because of her disability.

The woman said that she was handed a pamphlet about the riding policy of the park, which states that a rider must be able to “continuously grasp with at least one upper natural extremity.”

However, since she does not have any portion of her arms, she was not even allowed to go on kiddie rides.

The 33-year-old woman said that she had been on roller coasters in other parks, including at Disney World, where they had been more understanding.

The theme park agreed to refund the money for her ticket, but Cox is still upset. She has filed an administrative action against Universal Studios to bring awareness.