Tourist alleges Walt Disney resort's negligence caused her to be knocked over

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 23, 2018

ORLANDO — A Polk County woman is suing a Disney theme park, alleging breach of duty and negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Eleanor Baumeister filed a complaint April 10 in Orange County Circuit Court against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc,. alleging failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of the public.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 9, 2017, Baumeister visited the defendant's Magic Kingdom theme park with her family to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which included a fireworks show. Baumeister says during the event there were employees who was walking at a very rapid pace and were zigzagging through the overcrowded venue in a negligent manner. The suit says the Disney employees ran into Baumesiter, knocking her down. 

Baumeister says she sustained bodily injury, resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment. 

The plaintiff alleges Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. failed to train and/or inadequately train its employees regarding safe maneuvering through the park when it is crowded and/or overcrowded so that employees do not make contact with guests and cause injury.

Baumeister seeks trial by jury, damages in excess $15,000.00, plus interest and court costs. She is represented by attorney Varun Ramnarine of Morgan & Morgan, PA in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA003671

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