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.