Lawsuit Against Walt Disney World for Snake Bite at Animal Kingdom is Thrown Out of Pennsylvania Court


A Pennsylvania family is suing Walt Disney World after a family member was bitten by a poisonous snake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.  The case was filed in Pennsylvania federal court, and the judge has dismissed the case.  The case was thrown out because the judge rules that there is no jurisdiction for Disney in Pennsylvania since the event didn’t occur there and there are no Disney theme parks in the state.  The plaintiffs can refile in Florida where the jurisdiction exists, but no reports yet as to the family’s intentions.  Disney representatives haven’t commented on the case either.  We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!