Universal Toned Down Attraction After Child Allegedly Flew Out Of Ride Vehicle

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Universal Orlando Resort is known for its thrilling attractions like the Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Incredible Hulk Coaster, and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

But, the Resort has so much more to offer Guests than just thrill rides.

One of the most beloved lands in all of Universal Orlando is Seuss Landing. A staple at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing features several loveable rides and attractions, such as One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolly Train, and of course, The Cat in the Hat.

Seuss Landing
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In a recent Reddit thread, many Universal Orlando fans have begun to notice that the attraction seemingly has been toned down compared to what they experienced in the past.

“Is it just me, or did this ride spin way more previously? I went on it today and it barely spins and I vividly remember my mom and I laughing hysterically from the spinning as a child, User U/MrPeterIt said.

Inside the Magic has ridden the attraction several times and can attest that there have certainly been changes made overtime.

Universal Studios Cat In The Hat
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Several users in the Reddit thread said these changes allegedly came after a child climbed underneath the safety restraint and was thrown from the ride vehicle during the spinning motion.

“A child supposedly flew out of a ride vehicle while it was spinning,” User U/jennielynn73 said. “The story is that he got scared and climbed on to the floor right before the tunnel, and flew out when the car started spinning.”

Universal Orlando has not confirmed that an incident occurred, but this would explain the changes that were made to the safety restraint on the ride.

Universal added nets to the lap bars on the attraction to ensure that nothing flies out of the vehicle. This net covers the Guests’ legs and goes all the way down to the floor of the ride vehicle.

Cat in the Hat
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Universal’s official description of The Cat in the Hat reads:

Climb into Your Couch Car and Ride Through the Book.

Who hasn’t wished they could disappear into a Dr. Seuss story? Now you can. Grab a seat and swerve this way and that through one of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved classics. Each scene has been vividly re-created with colorful characters and crazy motion as you twist from room to room, trying to clean up after The Cat in the Hat™ before Mother comes home.

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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.

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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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