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Men barred from roller coaster sue theme park

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Two men have sued Universal Studios Hollywood for barring amputees from a theme park roller coaster.         

The federal lawsuit contends the theme park violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when operators wouldn't let the men ride Revenge of the Mummy. 

Angel Castelan's forearms were amputated after an electrical accident as a child and Marvin Huezo's legs were amputated after a car accident. 

Castelan says ride operators told him in 2010 that he couldn't ride the coaster because he doesn't have hands to grip the safety bars.         

He returned to the theme park last year with Huezo and operators told them a new policy requires riders have at least one hand and one leg.         

A theme park spokesman says they don't comment on pending litigation.

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