Disney is often known as the most magical place on earth. One florida woman however would have to disagree.
Lisa Dixon was allegedly left with a traumatic injuries after she was struck in the head by a bird at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in May 2017.
She is asking for damages in excess of $15,000. Apparently she was struck while waiting on the dock. The dock is where guests can board a boat for a trip on the Seven Seas Lagoon to the Magic Kingdom or the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Dixon suffered a traumatic brain injury and had herniated discs in her neck after the bird had “dive-bombed” and struck Dixon, said her Orlando lawyer Thomas Schmitt. She will need surgery, he added.The force of the bird hitting her was like Dixon had been struck in the head with a baseball, Schmitt said.
The lawsuit accused Disney of not keeping the dock safe and failing to properly warn visitors of the dangers as well as giving Dixon a false sense of security, among other allegations.
“If there’s a company that’s well-versed in safety, it should be Disney,” Schmitt said.
The lawsuit claims that the resort failed to properly warn visitors about dangers of seasonal nesting birds. It is not clear what breed the bird was.
When reached for comment Tuesday, a Disney spokeswoman said the company will respond to the allegations in court.
Dixon’s attorney could not be reached for immediate comment.