Disneyland Hotel pays $100,000 to settle lawsuit for guest bitten by bed bugs – Daily Bulletin
The Disneyland Hotel paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit in 2018 alleging a guest was bitten by bedbugs, according to its attorney and Disney.
Ivy Eldridge of Los Angeles said she was bitten by bed bugs during a two-day stay at the Disneyland hotel in April 2018, and suffered a painful rash afterwards, according to Encino’s attorney. Brian Virag, who specializes in bed bug lawsuits against hotels. The lawsuit alleged that the hotel did not do enough to keep the bugs away.
Even luxury hotels can become infested from time to time, resulting in every traveler’s nightmare when they unwittingly bring home the insects on their luggage or clothing. Major hotels have protocols in place to immediately address the issue when reported. Exterminators typically use steam heat, freezing, deep vacuuming, and insecticides to clean parts.
“We have strong preventative measures in place, to ensure that our guests are comfortable and safe during their hotel stays.” a Disney spokesperson said in a prepared statement May 3, acknowledging the legal payment. “We settled this case to avoid costly litigation.”
“We have an extensive program in place, including licensed professionals and consulting entomologists, as well as a thorough room inspection and treatment process,” the Disney spokesperson added.