Teen’s disability suit against Six Flags to proceed

    A judge in New Jersey has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a disabled teenager who was stopped from going on rides at Six Flags Great Adventure.

    The ruling this week means Joseph Masci’s lawsuit can proceed.

    Masci and his parents filed the suit in 2012 after the then-14-year-old was told he wasn’t permitted on all but two rides because of the park’s new ridership rules.

    Joseph was born without fully formed feet and is missing his right arm below the elbow. His left arm is shortened and has four fingers and a thumb.

    The park excludes from most rides people without at least one fully formed arm and one fully formed leg.

    An attorney for Six Flags didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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