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Guest severely hurt by attacking bird at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World. The theme park is being sued by a woman who says she was seriously injured by a seasonal nesting bird that dive-bombed and struck her on the head.




A woman from Celebration was attacked by a bird and suffered severe brain injuries as she walked on a dock at Walt Disney World Resort, according to a lawsuit that claims Disney knew seasonal nesting birds are a threat to guests.

Lisa Dixon was injured when the bird struck her in the head in May 2017, according to the suit filed in Orange Circuit Court last week that’s seeking unspecified damages in excess of $15,000.

When reached for comment Tuesday, a Disney spokeswoman said the company will respond to the allegations in court.

Dixon suffered a traumatic brain injury and had herniated discs in her neck after the bird had “dive-bombed” and struck Dixon, said her Orlando lawyer Thomas Schmitt. She will need surgery, he added.