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Woman Sues Disney For Being Hit In The Head By A Wild Bird While At Disney World

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The happiest place on Earth just got a little less happy.


A woman is suing Disney after being attacked by a wild bird while visiting Walt Disney World in Florida.

The lawsuit claims that the victim, Lisa Dixon, received massive brain trauma and several herniated discs in her neck as a result of the attack. Dixon's lawyer compared the bird's strike to being hit with a baseball.

The incident happened in May 2017, at the Walt Disney World Resort.

According to the Associated Press, Dixon is seeking $15,000 in damages, saying that Disney failed to warn visitors about the presence of such birds, among other allegations regarding the attack.

At the time of the attack, Dixon was walking along a dock towards the Polynesian Village Resort, one of the many hotels in Florida's Walt Disney World Resort. She reportedly was on her way to a boat, which would journey down the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Many people commented on the attack on social media, with most saying the woman isn't justified in suing Disney.




This isn't the first time Disney has been in hot water regarding the safety of park visitors regarding local wildlife.

In 2016, two-year-old Lane Graves was attacked and killed by an alligator at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The alligator reportedly snatched the child from the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon.

His family refused to file a lawsuit against Disney.




Dixon's lawyer, Thomas Schmitt, told the press Disney presented a "false sense of security" to the visitors of the park regarding the presence of the birds. He claims Disney should have better warned their guests.

He said:

"If there's a company that's well-versed in safety, it should be Disney."