Universal Guest Alleges High School Group Assaulted Child During Concert

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Universal Orlando Resort is in the midst of celebrating “Florida’s Biggest Party.”

Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration began in February and runs through April 24. The event allows Guests to try some epic food, enjoy the Spectacular Parade, and take in many experiences that are not offered at the Universal Parks year-round, including a sizeable Mardi Gras Tribute Store.

Over the last nine weekends, Universal Orlando Resort Guests have also been treated to many star-studded concert performances with names like Marshmello, LL Cool J, Khalid, Sugar Ray, and Diana Ross appearing.

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This past weekend was the final slate of concerts for the event and it featured Jimmie Allen on Saturday and then Jason Derulo on Sunday. Unfortunately, it seems the final concert of the year did not go off exactly how Universal Orlando would’ve hoped.

Reddit User U/HisNameIsRocco recently shared that they experienced a giant group of high school students heckling Jason Derulo and yelling “Ashley” to push through the front of the crowd all the while “bashing a little girl in the head.”

“Bashing a little girl in the head, Booing Jason D., and flashing hand signs antagonizing Jason D. with “small p***s” hand symbols around the time he took off his shirt,” the Guest said. “The group came in in a giant line yelling “Ashley” in order to push through the front of the crowd, then one of their students elbowed a little girl in the head on their push through. The mother of the little girl blocked the rest of the group from moving forward.”

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The Guest said the behavior was bad throughout the concert and that the students were allegedly from Woodbury High School in Minnesota.

“Throughout the concert, they were just poorly behaved,” the Guest said. “Like I enjoyed the concert but being behind them, the majority of my videos and pictures are them doing dumb stuff. I asked one of them when they were leaving, the name of their high school and they responded when Jason was asking how different grade levels were feeling…He told me Woodbury High school in Minnesota. I don’t think Universal should agree to these students being allowed in their park for high school events if their students can’t act right.”

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This kind of behavior is not tolerated at Universal Orlando. Pushing to the front or touching other Guests can be grounds for expulsion from the Park or worse depending on the level of severity.

Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration continues through April 24 with the Spectacular Parade, epic food dishes, Mardi Gras Tribute store, decorations, and much more.

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Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. Also in major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.

What do you think of this incident during Universal’s Mardi Gras Celebration? Let us know in the comments.

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! And, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’! Universal is also in the midst of building its biggest theme park ever, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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