Universal Calls Out Disney’s Cucumber Bandit On Twitter

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If there is one thing we can always count on Universal Orlando Resort’s Twitter for, it is a hilarious commentary on any highly talked about theme park drama going on in Orlando, Florida.

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Universal has always run a very cheeky Twitter account that interacts with Guests while removing the “professional” barrier many theme parks uphold online and creating a more casual, friendship-based rapport. This also means that whenever something happens at a theme park, even Disney World, they will comment on it and spark a Twitter conversation on their account.

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We recently reported on an incident at Disney World, where a Guest stood up and jumped out of a boat while on the Living with the Land attraction at EPCOT. The Guest did this to attempt to steal a cucumber and ended up falling when trying to re-enter the boat. If you want to read more on that story, click here. 

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Of course, the actions demonstrated by this Guest were incredibly unsafe and against the rules and regulations set out by Walt Disney World, but Universal’s (@UniversalORL) response had us chuckling!

A churro, yes, but a cucumber?!

Universal did not have to say much more than the word “cucumber” for Guests to understand what situation they were talking about. Considering how often Universal talks about churros and how controversial adding more churro stands to the theme park has been on Twitter, the comparison was perfect.

It also highlights the absurdity of the situation, considering it seems that most people would never think to steal and endanger themselves for a cucumber.

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The Twitter fun didn’t stop at that Tweet, either! When announcing the theme park hours, Universal noted that they are “Cool as a cucumber”.

Cool as a cucumber. 
Universal Studios Florida: 9am – 9pm
Islands of Adventure: 9am – 9pm
Volcano Bay: 10am – 7pm
CityWalk: 8am – 12am

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We have seen Universal find the playful side of serious situations while still reprimanding the negative actions in the past. When one person was caught drinking from water fountains at Universal and Disney World, Universal took to Twitter to subTweet that person and warn others not to follow in their footsteps.

Another example is when Universal Tweeted that Guests should not jump out of moving attractions after one Guest did so at Universal Hollywood.

What do you think of the cucumber bandit debacle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

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