The Orlando Sentinel has a two-part series that ran yesterday and today on theme park lawsuits. Yesterday’s story profiled accidents on the rides themselves. Today’s story focuses on lawsuits that stem from trips, slips and other accidents around other parts of the parks. While some may have legitimate cases, these are just ridiculous.
Last spring, for example, a man from Puerto Rico sued Disney because he had fainted from embarrassment when a ride attendant in the Magic Kingdom challenged him as he stood in a FastPass “shortcut” line at Space Mountain.
In separate cases, two women and a man have sued Universal in recent years to complain that, during the resort’s annual Halloween Horror Nights festival, costumed characters startled them and caused them to fall down.
And a Brooksville man who sued in 2007 complained that he was injured at Busch Gardens when he pushed open a bathroom-stall door — which then bounced off a trash can, swung back and smacked him in the head.