When Guests visit Walt Disney World Resort, they have nearly 400 places where they can indulge in delicious cuisine from around the world. Whether you love American classics, Mexican, Irish, French, German, or any other style of food, you’ll be able to find it at Disney World. There are also meals to fit every budget, from those who love snacks to those who want a quick counter-service meal. Then there are sit-down restaurants — even some with characters — for those who want the full Disney experience.
One of the most popular character dining experiences Guests can have can be found in the Magic Kingdom. Cinderella’s Royal Table lets Guests dine with some of their favorite Disney princesses INSIDE Cinderella Castle. Reservations for Cinderella’s Royal Table can be made up to 60 days in advance, and many people jump on a book the moment they can. Because of this, reservations for this Magic Kingdom eatery are notoriously hard to get, and people consider themselves lucky if they can snag one.
Well, almost everyone. But Mary Brumbaugh probably considers herself very unlucky.
According to a new lawsuit filed against Disney, Brumbaugh claimed that she and her family had managed to snag a reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table and were excited to eat there. Mary and her family of 14 sat down to eat, and when Mary went to take a bite of her eggs, something unexpected happened. Mary claims that she bit into glass and got hurt. Ms. Brumbaugh said that she required medical attention because of the glass and is now suing The Walt Disney Company for more than $50,000.
Here’s more on the lawsuit, per Florida Politics:
Brumbaugh accused Disney of being negligent and exposing her to a dangerous situation. The lawsuit said she was injured when she bit into the broken glass and required medical treatment.
“On July 31, 2019, Mary Brumbaugh, who was 58 at the time, and her family visited Disney World from Chicago, IL for what they believed would be a fun vacation,” said attorneys John Morgan and Scott Halperin in a statement sent out Wednesday morning.
“While dining at a restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, our client was allegedly served glass in her food that fractured two dental crowns and led to extensive bleeding in her mouth. We are working to ensure Disney is held accountable for their alleged negligence and to ensure they take more care to prevent future incidents like this.”
Ms. Brumbaugh’s lawyers claim that the glass incident caused Ms. Brumbaugh to have massive dental and medical bills, in addition to the emotional distress she experienced. Her lawyers have asked Disney to inform them of any other incidents of Guests finding glass in their food at the Resort at any time in the past year.
Disney has not responded to the lawsuit, although they do not typically comment on pending litigation.