Author Archive: Jack Burgin

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Grass, Drains, Water and Hammocks Lead to Disney Lawsuits

Grass, Drains, Water and Hammocks Lead to Disney Lawsuits

| November 24, 2012 | 2 Replies

Any business that invites customers onto its premises gets sued by some percentage of the guests who fall while on the property. Disney is no exception with 2012 seeing Disney getting blamed for several falls by guests. Disney Cruise Line typically sees the slip and fall type of lawsuits, that is, almost every fall lawsuit [...]

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Disneyland’s Response to the Small World ADA Lawsuit

Disneyland’s Response to the Small World ADA Lawsuit

| November 10, 2012 | 2 Replies

The lawsuit Jose Martinez filed against Disneyland alleging disability discrimination when he was stranded on It’s a Small World grew heated in the last few months.

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The Kiss Goodnight for Segways at Disneyland?

The Kiss Goodnight for Segways at Disneyland?

| October 23, 2012 | 1 Reply

The end may be near for the last “Segways at Disney” lawsuit.  But not quite yet.

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Bungling a Trip to Walt Disney World

Bungling a Trip to Walt Disney World

| August 29, 2012 | 2 Replies

Like most of you, I’m contemplating another vacation to Walt Disney World.  As I think about the usual planning topics (hotel, transportation, dining and so forth), I’m also reflecting on past trips.  And frankly, I came away from our last trip, in December 2011, a little frustrated.  It’s taken me a while to understand why, [...]

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Avengers and Theme Park Investments Lead “Phenomenal” Results for Disney

Avengers and Theme Park Investments Lead “Phenomenal” Results for Disney

| August 7, 2012 | Reply

Disney released its third quarter earnings report today.  As usually happens, along with the written report Disney Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Iger and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jay Rasulo held an “earnings call” to announce the results and answer questions from investment company representatives.  (A transcript of the call will be released in a [...]

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Back to Main Street with Segways at Disneyland

Back to Main Street with Segways at Disneyland

| July 18, 2012 | 2 Replies

Today, the Federal Court of Appeals in California reversed the dismissal of the Segway lawsuit alleging Disneyland must permit Segways.  The court handed Disney a mixed decision, holding, on the one hand, that Segways could be necessary (an important word) for some people to use in Theme Parks, but, on the other hand, that Disney [...]

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Disney Sues Unauthorized Ticket Resellers in Orlando

Disney Sues Unauthorized Ticket Resellers in Orlando

| June 26, 2012 | 1 Reply

Disney Enterprises, the entity that owns Disney’s intellectual property, recently filed three lawsuits in Orlando Federal Court against several of the “We Buy Tickets” businesses. It is not unusual for Disney Enterprises to file a copyright lawsuit.  What makes these three lawsuits notable is that Disney is using its copyrights and trademarks to combat the [...]

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