Guest Passes Out at Universal Water Park, Others Face Several Injuries

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A report was just revealed showing several Guests visiting Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, were injured.

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Multiple Guests reported injuries or medical emergencies from the months of April to June of this year, all of which transpired at Universal Studios and its Volcano Bay water Park. This was revealed in a story from Florida Politics

These are the latest injuries reported by The Department of Agriculture, which released this information Friday. Universal Studios is unique, much like Disney World, because it is only required to disclose information regarding injuries if the Guest in question needed at least 24 hours of hospitalization following the injury.

This is due to a deal made years ago that allowed the Park to avoid state inspections if and when a high-profile injury was reported. The state department issued the following statement regarding the injuries:

The following report is a compilation of data collected from the exempt facilities and reflects only the information reported at the time of the incident. Due to privacy-related concerns, the Department does not receive updates to initial assessments of a patron’s condition.

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A 37-year-old woman had a seizure on Storm Force Acceleration, a classic teacup attraction located inside Universal’s Islands of Adventure. A 33-year-old woman felt “head pain” while riding Caro-Seuss-el. A 25-year-old woman reported having  “knee pain” on The Simpsons Ride, a motion simulator. We tend to see a lot of injuries and complaints arise from motion-simulator attractions.

At Universal Studios, a 30-year-old woman lost consciousness at TeAwa The Fearless River, which is a “thrilling whitewater ride through the heart of the volcano” at its impressive Volcano Bay water park. A 78-year-old woman claimed to experience “elbow pain”, again at Volcano Bay water park.

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Volcano Bay joined the Universal Studios Resort in Orlando in 2017 and proved very popular. There are numerous rides, attractions, and experiences Guests can find at the tropical island-themed water park. More on Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando:

Make Waves.

It’s a water theme park. Which is like a theme park with a whole lotta water. And that big thing in the middle is just like a real volcano. ‘Cause you know volcanoes have water slides, the kind that’ll make you chicken out at the last minute unless your friends (or kids) peer pressure you. And if you’re more a go-with-the-flow type, we got chill things like a winding river, wave pool—oh, and lounge chairs. Doesn’t get chiller than that. Remember, it’s a South Seas oasis (and nothing says oasis like a volcano).

Have you visited Universal Studios or Volcano Bay recently?

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