A 70-year-old grandmother from New York is reportedly suing Disney after being knocked down by another guest on a motorized scooter while riding on a Walt Disney World bus in 2015, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
- Emily Rose is seeking more than $15,000 in damages in Orange Circuit Court after the December 2015 incident.
- Rose allegedly was standing on a Disney bus, heading back to Disney’s Beach Club Resort after visiting Magic Kingdom.
- The bus driver allegedly made a sharp turn, tipping over a woman sitting on a scooter, which knocked over Rose.
- She has allegedly suffered from knee and back problems since the incident but has refused to undergo knee replacement surgery despite being advised to do so.
- Walt Disney World spokeswoman Erica Ettori responded to the lawsuit, saying “We will respond to the allegations, as appropriate, in court.”
- Rose’s lawyer, Maxine Noel, discussed Rose’s issues since the incident, saying “She’s had a rough go. She’s had tons and tons of physical therapy. I feel so bad for her and I’m so angry at Disney. … C’mon. If anybody should be accountable – there are families and people coming there from all ages – aren’t they supposed to provide a certain measure of safety?”
- The lawsuit accuses Disney of not properly securing the scooter before the bus ride and failing to train bus drivers on proper procedures.
- This is far from the first incident involving a scooter at Walt Disney World. Another lawsuit was filed in January regarding an incident in Epcot and yet another regarding an incident in Disney’s Hollywood Studios was dismissed in December.