Woman sues Disney claiming injuries from ‘painful wedgie’ at Typhoon Lagoon waterpark

Woman claims injuries happened while riding high-speed water slide

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Tuesday 03 October 2023 08:14 BST
Woman sues Disney World over painful wedgie
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A woman sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts claiming she suffered serious injuries from a “painful wedgie” at the Typhoon Lagoon waterpark.

Court papers state that the woman visited the Florida park in October 2019 to celebrate her 30th birthday and while there she rode the Humunga Kowabunga, which is a high-speed waterslide that features a five-story drop.

The lawsuit claims that at the top of the slide, the woman followed instructions and got into it with her legs crossed at her ankles, reported FOX35.

Her lawyers state that she was then “slammed downward against the slide” while descending.

The lawsuit alleges that the impact of the slide caused her swimsuit to “be painfully forced between her legs and for water to be violently forced inside her.”

The document also said that and “her impact into the standing water at the bottom” caused a “painful wedgie” and immediate bleeding.

She allegedly suffered from severe internal pain and was taken to hospital where she was treated by a specialist for the pain.

Court papers state that she suffered severe lacerations, damage to her internal organs, and a hernia.

The lawsuit accuses Disney of negligence for not warning riders of the risks of the waterslide and not informing riders to wear protective swimwear. The woman is seeking compensation for damages of more than $50,000.

The Independent has reached out to Disney for comment.

In 2020, a woman who was arrested at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom after security found a bottle of CBD oil in her purse took legal action against the Disney company.

Hester Burkhalter, 69, a grandmother from North Carolina, was reportedly arrested for felony drug possession in Orlando, Florida, after Disney security found the bottle when she placed her purse on a table for inspection in April 2019. According to the lawsuit, Burkhalter was arrested, detained and handcuffed at the time of her visit, despite explaining to authorities that the CBD oil was doctor-prescribed for treatment for her advanced arthritis and did not contain THC.

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