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The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Orlando location had more than 55 million visitors to “The Happiest Place on Earth” in 2017 alone. Formally known as Walt Disney World, the theme park has branded itself as the picture perfect getaway destination for children and families alike. Many South Florida residents consider Disney World an ideal weekend escape thanks to its proximity, yet few know of the dangers that can arise on Disney’s various properties.

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California Screamin’ at Disney’s California Adventure

The entertainment and media super-conglomerate is no stranger to personal injury claims, as Disney has negotiated settlement agreements with guests when it knew or should have known of the dangerous condition that caused a guest’s injuries. Following the horrific wrongful death of a two-year-old boy at Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon in June of 2016, two additional lawsuits alleging Disney’s negligence were filed in Orange County Circuit Court last month.

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You’re finally going on the family vacation of your dreams, a 7-night cruise throughout the Bahamas, but the excitement is cut short when a family member slips and falls while onboard.

So, what exactly can you do?

In 2016, the United States cruise industry had a $126 billion worldwide economic impact. The Cruise Lines International Association reports that 24.7 million passengers sailed the seas in 2016, and an estimated 27.2 million are expected to cruise before the end of 2018. While cruising provides a unique opportunity to see more than one geographical location within a short period of time, this luxury does not come without risk. Amidst the glamour and festivities is a masked truth that all passengers are still aboard a moving vessel weighing hundred of thousands of tons. Passengers, however, are not the only class of persons who may receive monetary damages from a cruise line if injured on board.