Epcot patron alleges malfunctioning ride caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 19, 2019

ORLANDO — An Epcot patron is suing Walt Disney, alleging negligence caused a ride to malfunction and cause injuries.

Salvatore Magliari filed a complaint Feb. 1 in Orange County Circuit Court against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., alleging failure to design, construct and operate Epcot's Fast Track ride in a safe manner.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 16, 2015, Magliari was a guest at Epcot's MGM Studios when the ride malfunctioned, causing him to be thrown about the Fast Track car. The suit says Magliari sustained bodily injuries, resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical treatment and loss of earnings. 

The plaintiff alleges Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. failed to provide sufficient restraints to ensure that persons would remain firmly seated on the ride and failed to ensure that guests were properly seated and restrained prior to the ride operation.

Magliari seeks trial by jury and damages in excess of $15,000. He is represented by attorney David R. Heil of Winter Park.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 19-CA-001397

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