Guests Speak Up as Universal Areas Flood, Universal Responds

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If there is one negative thing when it comes to visiting Florida theme parks, it’s the rain.

Once Guests start to visit during the summer months, they may find themselves in a thunderstorm each day! The good thing about these storms is that they typically do not last too long, and Guests can get back to their day as planned within a short period of time.

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Of course, after a rain shower, the ground will be wet, and the humidity will be in the air — but it seems that a certain section of Universal Orlando Resort holds a little extra water than others. Patrick Dougall (@PatrickADougall) shared a photo of what Islands of Adventure looked like today after the rain stopped at Islands of Adventure.

Hi @UniversalORL please open your extended bridge between Jurassic Park to the front of Wizarding World in IOA. Your only pathway is filled with 2+ inches of water. 

The pathway between the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Jurassic Park is already quite narrow and often creates large crowds due to the bottleneck shape of the area. Adding two inches of water to an already cramped space is likely not an enjoyable way to pass through the lands. 

Patrick’s Tweet may have struck a chord with other Guests, as the thread grew much longer with others expressing similar concerns.

Shelby (@cryptigutz) noted that they felt the same way:

That area gets flooded all the time

Kacy (@kacyacartwright) joined in, stating:

Depending on the day, sometimes TM’s from Forbidden Journey run out there with squeegees to push the water into drains but it takes forever and is not always feasible with staffing. from experience, it usually ends in soaked socks for the rest of the day too

Robert (@justrgordon) commented that this problem is not a new one:

That’s been happening in that spot for a while I’m surprised they haven’t fixed that yet.

Universal (@UniversalORL) actually responded to the Tweet as well, saying:

Hi Patrick! Thank you for reaching out! We’ve documented your feedback and are making the proper teams aware!

Universal stated that they would pass along the complaint; however, there is not yet any update regarding if any changes are planned to fix the uneven grounds.

Are there any areas in theme parks that you notice tend to create a deep puddle after a rainstorm?

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