Two Lawsuits Filed Against Disney Over Two Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Collisions at the Magic Kingdom

A pair of lawsuits have been filed against Disney, with guests claiming that they were injured in collisions riding the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, according to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Gabrielle Russon.

PeopleMover Evacuation
The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover being evacuated at the Magic Kingdom.

According to Russon, Stacy Burdick, of Pasco County, Florida and Eric Cintron, of Broward County, Florida, filed separate suits last week in Orange County Circuit Court, each seeking over $30,000. Burdick’s lawsuit claims that her alleged collision happened on June 23, 2018. Jim Mancuso, Burdick’s lawyer, said that she rode in a PeopleMover car while facing the rear of the tram; it stopped early in the ride and then resumed motion. The tram in front of her remained stationary, causing a collision. “Stacy was seriously injured,” Mancuso claimed in an email to the Sentinel. “Because of the malfunction in the ride, Stacy had to have spinal surgery and her life has been turned upside down.”

Just days later, Cintron claims in his suit he was injured on June 27, 2018 in a similar manner after the PeopleMover abruptly stopped and then restarted, crashing into the tram ahead of him. Cintron’s lawsuit didn’t make any description of his injuries. Disney has not commented on either lawsuit.

These are far from the first lawsuits to be filed over the attraction. Last month, Kristie Deieso, from New York, voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit filed last year, according to court records, while another lawsuit filed by a couple from New Jersey is still pending in court.


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9 thoughts on “Two Lawsuits Filed Against Disney Over Two Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Collisions at the Magic Kingdom”

  1. Blah, blah, blah! Just someone trying to get money for nothing. I can believe there may have been a collision, but not hard enough to cause “serious injuries” as claimed.

    • Wow! Is your degree in law or medicine? I’m curious how much investigating you did before you decided that this person wasn’t injured. Nothing other than read this article right?

      • ok good point. but as an advid WDW attendee I am finding hard to believe it YOU Follow RULES, that this severe injury would be possible if you had no prior issues.

  2. This has to be the most absurd thing I have ever read, that people mover goes 5 mph, once the ride stops and restarts its barely at 1 mph how could you get seriously injured from that?!? I was hit on an interstate bumper to bumper traffic at 30 mph and had nothing wrong with me, but a ride that was stopped and restarted at 1 mph caused spinal surgery?!?! Stupid

    • poor Disney and poor us! accidents happen. in life there are risks. Why do I picture somebody standing up cause their cart stopped and then when it started again at 5 MPH they fell. That’s on you. I PRAY Disney makes all people entering parks after Covid sign a legal form saying Disney is not responsible if they ever test positive. ENTER at your own risk and be quiet.

  3. What the hell is with people and and trying to sue Disney right now. It is bad enough that they are loosing money everyday but this being added to their troubles is just disgusting.

  4. we left dangling sideways on Test Track outside for a half hour before help arrived by starting it up abruptly and quickly speeding without any announcement…we wrenched our backs and it was contemplated to sue, but you know what, we all enter knowing injuries can arise going on the rides so we didn’t pursue any lawsuit. Now Transit authority ride is really slow moving so I question the validity…

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