Woman Files Lawsuit Against Disney After Riding ‘Frozen’ Ride In EPCOT
Like many people, my heart broke when Disney announced it's closing its U.S. parks due to the COVID-19 threat. I completely understood it, but that's such a special and magical place for my family - we go every year. But now, having to worry about the COVID-19 pandemic is just one thing on the Walt Disney Company's list after a tourist filed a lawsuit after riding a popular attraction in the EPCOT park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, a 27-year-old woman from Chicago is seeking more than $30,000 in damages after saying she was injured after riding 'Frozen Ever After' in EPCOT. Now I love this ride. It's definitely pushed toward children, not only due to the movie it's themed after, but because it's also a dark boat ride complete with animatronics of characters from the movie.
The woman, Amanda Peters, visited the park in January of this year after suffering health complications. The Orlando Sentinel says that Peters, who has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair, asked the cast members at the ride about it and they allegedly told her that the ride was “gentle” and had only a “small dip.”
The woman's family told the Orlando Sentinel that the doctor OK'd Peters to travel, but told her to stick to slower rides.
According to the lawsuit, Peters rode the ride and felt the turbulent unexpected drop, and described the ride as a “violent backlash”. Peters says she hit her head, experienced a foggy brain episode, slurred speech, and a sore neck.
I've included a 4K video of the ride below - you be the judge!