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Woman suing Disney over 'painful wedgie' she suffered on Disney World waterslide

Woman suing Disney over 'painful wedgie' she suffered on Disney World waterslide

A woman is suing a Disney resort after she suffered a 'painful wedgie' on one of its rides, that led to her experiencing pain and bleeding

Disney is being sued by a woman who alleges that she suffered a 'painful wedgie' on one of its rides.

The unnamed woman visited Florida's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in 2019 to celebrate her 30th birthday, and decided to go on Humunga Kowabunga - the park's fastest and steepest ride.

Apparently you can reach speeds of up to 40mph when going down the slide, so resort-goers are urged to keep their legs crossed when they're on it.

In the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, September 27, the documents say that the woman followed the instructions but 'she became airborne' at one point, making it increasingly more likely that her legs were to unfold.

The impact of her landing back down on the slide caused her swimsuit to 'be painfully forced between her legs and for water to be violently forced inside her', the suit further claims.

Once she crashed into the standing water at the bottom of the slide, the woman then suffered a 'painful wedgie' which caused immediate pain and bleeding.

She was then taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries, and ended up having to be transported to a different hospital so a specialist could see her.

People can reach up to speeds of 40mph on the ride.

According to the lawsuit, the woman had severe lacerations, damage to her internal organs and a hernia.

In light of this, she is suing Disney for not warning slide-users of the risks of the waterslide and for not providing her or others with protective swimwear.

She and her husband are asking for over $50,000 from Disney World in damages.

UNILAD has contacted Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for comment.

While this woman didn't enjoy her experience at the park, one person who never failed to have a good time at Disney World was Dave MacPherson - who was a lifetime ticket holder.

The Humunga Kowabunga slide has a 214ft drop.
Walt Disney World

Since getting the ticket at the age of 22 back in 1955, Dave visited the California resort every year to get his money's worth, up until the time of his passing in 2018.

Although he didn't keep a hold of his admission ticket, he held onto the complimentary card that came with it: "Back then, folks would pay for admission and then buy books of tickets for various attractions. I don’t know what happened to the admission ticket for which I paid a dollar."

Each year he would receive a new form of the ticket.

Dave said before his passing: "Each January I eagerly await the arrival of the next instalment of the pass which is then good for another year at any Disney park, and I have received these annual passes since 1955."

Featured Image Credit: WESH 2

Topics: Disney, Health, US News, Travel