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Topic: Latest: Woman Sues Disney World over Jungle Cruise Docking Incident

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Tue 12/4/2012 9:18a
This topic is for Discussion of Latest: Woman Sues Disney World over Jungle Cruise Docking Incident

According to WESH, a woman is suing Disney for $15,000 claiming she was injured when her boat was hit by another while she was exiting the ride. TheDisneyBlog.com has a few comments from Jungle Cruise skippers on how believable they think the claim is.

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wahooskipper
Tue 12/4/2012 2:06p
$15k doesn't sound like a lot for a lawsuit against Disney. That leads me to believe she sustained a real injury and, unlike 95% of Americans, she simply wants to be reimbursed without "sticking it" to the mouse.

Was a Jungle Skipper and I know that boats "can" bump. I don't believe I was ever involved in that but with stacking at unload it is theoretically possible.
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Dr Hans Reinhardt
Tue 12/4/2012 3:00p
Yeah, it sounds like it could be legitimate, especially since workers have gone on record saying that the boats do bump each other occasionally. I assume that she has witnesses as well has hospital records to back up her claim given the fact that she's not asking for much for damages.
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FerretAfros
Tue 12/4/2012 4:20p
Given how much Disney would likely invest into a case like this in lawyer fees, I supect that it will be quickly and quietly settled out of court. They could easily give her double her asking price, and they could consider it a 'victory' compared to most cases.

It's also interesting that DL's boats were 'upgraded' this spring with safety 'enhancements' that mainly consisted of netting below the lowest rail behind the guests, to make it difficult for guests to stick their hands outside of the boat and get them squished between the boat and the dock (and make it difficult for young kids to see out of the boats), as well as a new mooring system to hold the boats in place better while they load and unload. What's interesting about this, to me, is that as far as I know, these upgrades haven't been installed in WDW, and they certainly wouldn't have made a difference in this case.

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