Tourist alleges Disney amusement park's negligence led to injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 17, 2018

ORLANDO — A Lake County woman is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Judith Rini filed a complaint Sept. 6 in Orange County Circuit Court against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US Inc., alleging failure to use due care to maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 25, 2016, while Rini was walking along 200 Epcot Center Drive, Orlando, she fell on the front entrance steps due to the lack of a safe ingress and egress for patrons walking in and around Disney's Epcot property. 

As a result of Disney's negligence, the suit says, Rini sustained bodily injury, resulting in pain and suffering, impairment, disability, inconvenience, aggravation of a physical disease or defect, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical expenses and loss of earnings. 

The plaintiff alleges Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US failed to warn her of the dangerous condition, created a hidden danger from the negligent design of its steps and front entrance, failed to construct and/or treat the steps with a conspicuous paint or surfacing, and failed to have adequate staff on duty.

Rini seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, plus court costs, interest and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorney Michael B. Scoma of Scoma Law Firm in Clermont.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18-CA-9696

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