A Florida Woman Is Suing Walt Disney World Over a Water Slide Injury
A Polk County woman is suing Walt Disney World after claiming she was injured on a water slide at the resort.
Sarah Carney was staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on June 17, 2022, when she rode the pool’s water slide and hit the bottom. According to Carney, she sustained several injuries.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to two different water slides. The Uzima Springs Pool features a 67-foot water slide, while the Samawati Springs Pool has a 128-foot slide that Disney describes as thrilling. At this time, the lawsuit does not specify which slide Carney was injured on.
While no other details were released about the incident, Carney said she “suffered bodily injury” that resulted in “pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, permanent and significant scarring, mental anguish, loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, loss of earning, loss of the ability to earn money, and aggravation of a previously existing condition,” according to the lawsuit.
Carney Accuses Disney of Negligence
Carney accuses Walt Disney Parks and Resorts of negligently failing to maintain, inspect, or repair the premises and water slide.
This negligence, she asserts, created a hazard and an unreasonably dangerous condition for herself and others.
The lawsuit is calling for a trial by jury to determine damages in excess of $50,000. At this time, Walt Disney World has not commented.
The plaintiff is being represented by Morgan & Morgan.