Category Archives: Theme Park Injuries

Attorneys for theme park injuries, roller coaster accidents and water park injuries in and around Florida, the United States and internationally.

Is Disney Responsible For An Alligator Attack?

On June 14th, something happened at a Disney resort that hasn’t happened for around 30 years. An alligator attacked a person. The 2-year-old victim was attacked while wading in the water only a few feet from his parents. The alligator struggled with the boy’s father during the attack, but the reptile was too strong, and the animal took the little boy out into the lake. Authorities converged on Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort and undertook a massive search for the boy. Five alligators were killed in the process of searching, and the nation rallied behind the boy’s parents with support and prayer, but as time passed, hope waned. Unfortunately, the boy’s body was found the next day. The parents of the little boy have thanked their supporters all over the nation, but are now asking for privacy as they mourn the passing of their son. However, while they mourn, Disney…
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Amusement Park Safety Tips for Guests

According to the Orlando Sentinel, guests at several of Florida’s amusement parks have been the victims of severe injuries and even death in recent years, including: A 22-year-old woman losing consciousness on Disney’s It’s a Small World Ride on Christmas Day 2014. The woman, who reportedly had a pre-existing condition, passed away following the incident. A 54-year-old woman losing consciousness on Disney’s Toy Story Midway Mania in October 2014. A 54-year-old man died of a heart attack in the water at Typhoon Lagoon’s Surf Pool in August 2012. A 64-year-old woman fell and broke her leg as she stepped off the Prince Charming Regal Carousel at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. A 70-year-old woman suffered a collapsed lung while on SeaWorld’s Journey to Atlantis. How Can I Keep My Family Safe at a Theme Park? Families should be able to concentrate on having a good time when they visit a theme park….
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Could I Get Hurt at Disney World?

Recently, a fire caused the Seven Dwarves Mine Train ride at Disney World to have to shut down temporarily, according to the Inquisitr. Embers from the Magic Kingdom fireworks display, a nightly event that takes place near the Seven Dwarves ride, started the fire. Reportedly, the embers landing on one of the ride’s buildings is what lit the blaze, which began around 10 p.m. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire, which was extinguished relatively quickly, and the ride was reopened by midnight. The fire is just the latest incident to strike Disney in the last few years. Others include: Children witnessing their father’s death and mother’s disfigurement when the ropes anchoring the Columbia, a Disney ship, broke loose and a metal cleat attached to them struck people on a dock nearby. A 12-year-old losing four of his fingers on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. A man losing…
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Could I Lose a Fingertip on a Theme Park Ride?

While amusement parks bring quite a bit of joy to families every day, these venues have also brought a great deal of hurt into the lives of many of their patrons. According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), in 2011, there were reportedly over 1,400 ride-related injuries. On July 10, a 57-year-old man lost two fingertips on a boat ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the man, a tourist from the United Kingdom, was riding the Pirates of the Caribbean boat ride at the Magic Kingdom prior to the incident. The man’s fingertips on the ring and pinky fingers of his right hand were cut off as he was holding on to the side of the boat with his fingertips outside the vessel. After the incident, the man was hospitalized. His fingertips were not recovered. According to the Herald,…
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