Disney World Lake Buena Vista and Orlando, FL Injury Attorney

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Whittel & Melton

Walt Disney World is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near the cities Orlando, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Walt Disney World parks are usually safe and fun for the whole family, but injuries can occur once in a while. A serious slip, trip, or fall can ruin a vacation, cause significant pain and suffering, and result in expensive medical bills. Injuries on rides, roller coasters, or at any of the attractions can cause permanent disability or even death.

Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista Amusement Parks, Rides & Water Parks

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is boasted as the world’s most famous theme park, which is located in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. It has been dubbed “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” and with more than 40 unforgettable rides and attractions, it is not hard to see why over 52 million people flock here each year.

Once inside the Magic Kingdom, prepare to explore six themed lands, each with a different focus, including the following rides and attractions:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • The Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
  • Cinderella Castle
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Horses – Disney Animals
  • “It’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas
  • Pirate’s of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Under The Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room


In 1982, Epcot Center opened as part of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It joined the Magic Kingdom and other attractions in Disney World as becoming one of the biggest theme parks in the world. Guests travel from all over the world to experience attractions like the Advanced Training Lab, The American Adventure, the American Heritage Gallery, the Bijutsu-kan Gallery, Bruce’s Shark World, Disney Animals, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s Showcase Adventure, Frozen Ever After, Imageworks – The “What If” Labs, Mission: SPACE, O Canada!, and Turtle Talk with Crush.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. Step onto a movie set where you can snag the leading role in new attractions and lands that make this park pretty extraordinary.

Blockbuster favorites and beloved characters will unfold all around you. You can have an up-close Cars experience in Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, join Elsa and Anna on a musical adventure through snowy Arendelle in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, and get zapped to the size of a toy with Buzz and Woody and take a ride on Slinky Dog through Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land.

For the Star Wars fans, you can partake in Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Who doesn’t love Mickey and Minnie Mouse? At Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you can be a part of the cartoon show in your own unique adventure.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

You don’t even have to leave Florida, or even Orlando, FL, to explore amazing rainforests, African savannas and Asian jungles at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The park’s newest land is Pandora — The World of Avatar, which is based on the hit motion picture featuring rides like Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey attractions.

There are a total of six lands at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Orlando, FL where you can experience Oasis Exhibits, Discovery Island home to the iconic Tree of Life® and Discovery Island Trails®, Africa, which has a self-guided tour at Gorilla Falls Expedition Trails, Kilimanjaro Safaris®, and one of the park’s most incredible shows, Festival of the Lion King, Asia where you can explore Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®, Maharajah Jungle Trek®, and UP! A Great Bird Adventure, and DinoLand U.S.A. for TriceraTop Spin, The Boneyard, DINOSAUR and Primeval Whirl®.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida near Orlando, FL. This water theme park features waterslides, a surf pool, a lazy river and more, including the popular:

  • Bay Slides
  • Castaway Creek
  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher
  • Gangplank Falls
  • Humunga Kowabunga
  • Keelhaul Falls
  • Ketchakiddee Creek
  • Mayday Falls
  • Miss Adventure Falls
  • Storm Slides
  • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Disney’s Blizzard Beach is a second water park located at Disney World Orlando, FL where it mixes Florida’s warmer temps with a snowy ski lodge transformed into a watery wonderland.

The water theme park features Summit Plummet, which offers a near-vertical, 120-foot drop, the 90-foot Slush Gusher, Downhill Double Dipper and a trio of 350-foot slides at Snow Stormers. There is also Mount Gushmore, Runoff Rapids, a 40-minute 3,000-foot-long lazy river, Cross Country Creek, Tike’s Peak and Ski Patrol Training Camp.

Injuries and Accidents at Disney World

Disney World theme parks bring out millions of visitors every year. The parks employ thousands of workers. There are usually only a few dozen Disney World personal injury lawsuits filed every year, which shows these theme parks are generally safe for visitors and employees. Disney World has a strong incentive to keep all visitors and employees safe and happy. Serious injuries or wrongful deaths can damage the park’s reputation as a safe place for everyone.

Accidents can happen anywhere, even at Disney World. Just because an accident occurs, it does not necessarily mean Disney World is at fault. But sometimes, Disney World is at fault for the injury, and they can be found negligent and be held financially responsible for your injury. The key to winning a personal injury case is proving negligence, which is why most injury victims choose to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to handle their Disney World injury lawsuit.

Due to the fact that Disney World wants to avoid any negative publicity, they have a strong incentive to settle personal injury and wrongful death claims quickly and quietly. We see very few of these cases that go to trial. Most of these cases are settled outside of the courtroom for an undisclosed sum of money.

If you win a Disney World injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation. Compensation covers your past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, and more.

Disney World Florida Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common Disney World injuries. People can be careless and fall due to their own clumsiness, and when this happens, Disney is not to blame. But when Disney World fails to maintain safe walking paths in the park, then they could be at fault.

There are numerous scenarios of how people could slip, trip, or fall at Disney World. Leftover food spills in restaurant areas, slippery surfaces, a steep walkway or stairway with no railings, or an unexpected curb that is not marked, or even the boarding area for a water ride being too slick can all lead to serious injuries.

A serious trip, slip, or fall could cause the following injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Pulled or torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Cuts, scrapes, lacerations
  • Bruising
  • Head, neck, back, or spinal injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Concussion
  • Seizures
  • Disability
  • Death

Disney World FL Injuries on Rides and Attractions

Sometimes people suffer injuries on Disney World rides, roller coasters, and attractions. Life-threatening injuries can occur when a ride is not designed safely, maintained properly, or when ride operators are not following proper safety procedures. Disney World ride injuries have caused amputations, disabilities, and death.

How injuries can happen on rides or attractions at Disney World Orlando:

  • Failure to properly maintain and inspect a ride, resulting in a malfunction that causes serious injury
  • Employees not being properly trained on how to safely operate a ride, resulting in an accident that causes injury to a visitor or the employee
  • Tram or bus drivers not paying attention, and hitting a bystander or crashing the vehicle
  • A roller coaster ride operator that does not properly secure guests in the ride, resulting in severe whiplash, back injury or any other type of injury

Hurt at Disney World Orlando, FL? You Should Preserve Evidence

This advice is not limited to Disney Word injury claims, but all personal injury and wrongful death claims. What do we mean by preserving evidence? Save any photos or video taken during your trip as well as receipts of any purchases made on the property where the accident occurred. Pictures, videos, and receipts can reveal many things that you might not think are useful to your case but really are. It can show if you or a witness were drinking alcohol before an accident (which could affect credibility), help you remember your activities in the days before and after the incident, and provide other details that could help your case.

After you have suffered an injury, document everything you can from the name of the paramedic to actual pictures or videos of your injuries. Reedy Creek Emergency Services provides all paramedic and fire rescue services to Disney. To get your medical records and bills, we can send a written request with a patient authorization to their address in Lake Buena Vista, Florida as well as request the Disney accident/incident report, and send a written request to Disney to preserve all video surveillance of the incident scene.

Do You Have a Disney World FL Injury Lawsuit?

Our Florida Disney World Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are truly dedicated to helping those that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while visiting any park at Disney World, you should contact our lawyers immediately at 866-608-5529. You may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a Disney World Injury Lawsuit.

Filing a Disney World Orlando Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Tragedies do happen at magical places like Disney World. If someone you love has been killed in Disney World park accident, you legally may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

Family members who may be able to file an amusement park wrongful death lawsuit include a spouse, child, parent, or sibling. There are exceptions to this as well as time constraints placed on how long you have to file a claim.

Contact Our Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Disney World Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton

There is a lot at stake when you or a loved one has been injured on Disney World Orlando and Lake Buena Vista, FL properties. You need to make sure that enlist the help of an experienced and skilled amusement park injury lawyer so that your rights remain fully protected. Our Florida Disney World Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can meet with you at our offices, your home, or any location convenient to you to go over your rights and explain your options. There is no fee to meet with us, and you can call us statewide and toll free at 866-608-5529.

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