Universal Faces Lawsuit After Grandmother Was Left Severely Injured By Attraction

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When it comes to getting injured at a theme park, situations can often become quite tricky if the Guest is unfortunately left injured in any capacity, especially if the injury is inflicted upon them without warning and by something in the theme park itself.

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Universal is currently facing a lawsuit (NBCUniversal Media LLC) due to one grandmother claiming that she was severely injured while waiting in line at the Wizarding World of Harry Potters’ attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Although it was not specified that this injury took place specifically at Universal Studios Hollywood, the publication did note that it was at Universal Studios, which would not make sense for Universal Orlando Resort, as Universal Studios Florida is home to Diagon Alley, while Islands of Adventure is home to Hogsmeade and this specific attraction.

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CBS Los Angeles stated:

A 69-year-old grandmother is suing NBCUniversal Media LLC, alleging she was hurt when a divider pole fell on her right hand while she was waiting in line with her grandson for the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at Universal Studios in 2021.

Elizabeth Moore’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges negligence and seeks unspecified damages. An NBCUniversal Media representative could not be immediately reached for comment on the suit brought Friday.

It seems that Moore, who is from Sacramento, was in line for the attraction on June 6 when a pole in the queue fell on her hand. It seems that Moore is arguing there was no signage for the unsecured pole, and Universal should have ensured that it was not going to fall on a Guest, as they allegedly knew the potential risk. Moore is also claiming that the injury was severe and had long-lasting effects.

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Moore suffered severe injuries that she believes will continue to cause her severe pain and discomfort in the future, the suit states.

We have seen injuries occur at many Universal theme parks in the past, some of which were claimed to by at fault of the attraction or theme park itself, while others came as reactions to the attraction such as a 42-year-old woman passing out on Universal’s Incredible Hulk Coaster when her blood pressure dropped and a 71-year-old woman feeling motion sickness on Universal’s E.T. Adventure ride. Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando Resort’s water park also underwent a massive lawsuit, read more on that here. 

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It does not seem that the case has yet to be settled,  Inside the Magic will continue to follow the ongoing situation to provide you with up to date details.

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At the moment, Revenge of the Mummy is also under a massive refurbishment at Universal Studios Florida. That being said, Guests can still enjoy attractions such as Rip Ride Rockit, MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, Transformers: The Ride, and more. Visit Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can venture into Gringotts!  Islands of Adventure has some fantastic attractions like the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and more! Volcano Bay is also open for those who want to get their splash on, and at the moment, Epic Universe is under construction with a potential 2025 opening date.

Have you ever been injured at a theme park? Let us know in the comments below. 

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! 

At Universal Studios Hollywood Guests can enjoy WaterWorld, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Super Silly Fun Land, Silly Swirly Fun Ride, Kung Fu Panda Adventure, Universal’s Animal Actors, Special Effects Show, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, The Simpsons Ride, Studio Tour, Jurassic World — The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy — The Ride, Transformers: The Ride-3D, and more!


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