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Guilty Verdict in Teacup Fight, but on lesser charge

A jury deliberated for just a few hours and found Victoria Walker guilty on a the lesser charge of battery. She now faces up to a year in prison for her violent actions taken at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom while boarding the Mad Hatter Tea Cup attraction.

Walker could have faced up to 16 years in prison if convicted of the original charge of aggravated battery. She was also found not guilty of assaulting the child of the victim.

I hope Disney was watching this trial. They key moment for me came when the cast member said he didn’t see the scuffle. That tells me there needs to either be additional training on spotting and dealing with conflict before it erupts or the attraction needs an additional host to deal with larger crowds.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.