ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the family of a 4-year-old Sellersville boy who died after going on one of its rides, court records show.
Neither a lawyer representing Daudi Bamuwamye's parents nor Disney would elaborated on the terms. Daudi died after riding Mission: Space on June 13, 2005. An autopsy determined that the boy died of a heart condition linked to natural causes.
Mission: Space, which opened in 2003, simulates a trip to Mars and spins riders in a centrifuge that subjects them to twice the normal force of gravity. A 49-year-old woman from Germany also became ill and died in April after riding the attraction. Disney has since opened a tamer version of the ride, without a spinning centrifuge.
The suit alleged that Disney did not properly warn the public of hazards associated with the ride and should have done more to help when Daudi became unconscious after riding. - AP