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DeSantis vs. Disney Corp.

gavel-1238036-300x201The conflict between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Disney seems far from over, with the governor vowing to win on every issue involving the theme park giant. He recently signed a bill giving himself new power over Disney in a state takeover of a special taxing district that has long given the company control over its theme parks and surrounding land. A new deal between Disney and the outgoing board that oversees the district, which renders the incoming board powerless, has angered the governor, who has vowed to force the company to comply. He hinted that new taxes and tolls may be imposed on the company’s hotels and roads. The feud began when former Disney CEO Bob Chapek criticized the state’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which limits instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.

Dangers of Disney

Accidents at amusement parks are not uncommon, especially in high tourism areas like Orlando and Aventura.

The most common type of amusement park accident is a slip and fall, which can occur due to poor maintenance, old equipment, or operator negligence. Other common accidents include fires, power outages, and mechanical failures.

rollercoaster-series-5-1550126Theme parks such as Walt Disney World are required to regularly inspect their rides and equipment to ensure that they are safe for guests. However, accidents can still happen due to faulty harnesses, old equipment, or operator error.

Accidents at Disney theme parks are not uncommon, although the company has safety measures in place to prevent them. The most common types of accidents at Disney parks include slip and falls, ride-related injuries, and incidents involving transportation such as monorails and buses.

In some cases, accidents at Disney parks have resulted in serious injuries or even deaths. For example, in 2016, a child was killed by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Florida. In 2017, a ride malfunction at Disneyland in California caused a passenger to be ejected and killed.

Following these incidents, Disney has implemented new safety measures and procedures to prevent future accidents. The company has also faced lawsuits from victims and their families, leading to changes in the law regarding liability for theme park accidents.

While most amusement park accidents are not fatal, they can still result in serious injuries that may leave victims with lifelong consequences. In some cases, victims may be able to file a wrongful death claim or a personal injury lawsuit against the amusement park to recover damages.

If you, a friend, or relative has been injured in an accident, contact the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to clients.


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