A woman is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, claiming she was seriously injured as a result of a “painful wedgie” she suffered going down a water slide at the Typhoon Lagoon water park in Florida.
The woman visited the park to celebrate her 30th birthday in October 2019 and decided to take on one of its most daunting attractions — the high-speed Humunga Kowabunga, on which riders plunge 65 metres at a near-vertical drop, NY Post reports.
Riders, who don’t use any rafts or tubes, can reach speeds of up to 65 kilometres per hour on the slide, according to the lawsuit, obtained by Florida television station WESH.
As she prepared for her plummet at the top of the slide, the plaintiff crossed her legs at her ankles as she was instructed to do, the suit filed Wednesday alleges.
As she neared the end of her descent, “her body lifted up, she [became] airborne, and she was slammed downward against The Slide – which increased the likelihood of her legs becoming uncrossed,” the lawsuit says.
The impacts of the slide caused her swimsuit to “be painfully forced between her legs and for water to be violently forced inside her,” the lawsuit claims.
When she crashed into the “standing water at the bottom” she suffered a “painful wedgie” and immediate pain and bleeding.
She was taken via ambulance to a hospital, but was later transported to another medical centre to see a specialist for her injuries — which included severe lacerations, damage to her internal organs and a hernia, according to court documents.
The suit accuses Disney of negligence for not warning riders about the risks of the water slide and did not provide her and other riders with proper protective swimwear.
The woman and her husband are seeking compensation for damages over $US50,000 ($78,500).
This article originally appeared on NY Post and was reproduced with permission