Tower of Terror case cleared Walt Disney World, reinforced that parks are not common carriers

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010 11:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Even before a jury ruled in its favor last month in a lawsuit that claimed one of its marquee thrill rides was unsafe, Walt Disney World had already scored an important legal victory. In the weeks leading up to that trial — in which now-80-year-old Marvin Cohen said an artery injury and stroke he suffered were caused by riding the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios — an Orange County judge ruled that Disney World could not be held to the same strict safety standards as bus companies, airlines and other so-called "common carriers."

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