In what must be bad news for Disneyland, a jury on a wrongful death case will be allowed to hear how Disney changed an attraction after a Brazilian woman suffered a brain anueyrism and died after riding. The attraction, in this case is the Indiana Jones Adventure. A motion simulator attraction that jars people around as it travels through space in a giant show building. Disney has not admitted to making the changes for safety reasons, but now that will be up to the jury to decide.
This case is a test on Disney’s standards of care for negligence. A recent court ruling stated that Disney attractions had to maintain the same standards of care as a public bus. If that’s upheld in this case, I have to wonder how long Disney will be able to maintain any of its e-Ticket type attractions. (Read)