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Lawsuit Against Walt Disney World for Snake Bite at Animal Kingdom is Thrown Out of Pennsylvania Court

A Pennsylvania family is suing Walt Disney World after a family member was bitten by a poisonous snake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.  The case was filed in Pennsylvania federal court, and the judge has dismissed the case.  The case was thrown out because the judge rules that there is no jurisdiction for Disney in Pennsylvania since the event didn’t occur there and there are no Disney theme parks in the state.  The plaintiffs can refile in Florida where the jurisdiction exists, but no reports yet as to the family’s intentions.  Disney representatives haven’t commented on the case either.  We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).