Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tram Crash Be Careful at Universal Studios Today for Harry Potter Stuff

“Fiberglass I think was in her eye. There’s fiberglass all over the seat.”

Some people didn’t like how Universal Studios handled the incident. A visitor named Brooke said staff members told her and others not to take pictures. “The first initial thought from what I could understand was – how do we fix this without anyone knowing? Not how do we fix anyone who got hurt,” she said.
That's just some tidbits from CBS LA's report:

Close Call For Some Visitors After A Tram Crashes At Universal Studios Hollywood

On the eve of the sold out Harry Potter Grand Opening it seems others parts of the park aren't functioning at full speed. The incident came from the tram crashing into a sign at a steep slope.

Universal has had a past of strange incidents, the most high profile was the suicide in front of the Minion ride last April.

Man Shoots Himself in Front of Guests at Universal Studios: Police

Here's some of the depressing quotes from that one:

"Everyone was hysterical and praying. We heard there was a guy with a gun near one of the water rides."

"I couldn't stop crying because I was really, really scared," her daughter Zanell Mitchell said.

The tram tour did have a death way back in 1986.

The young Universal Studios employee who was killed Friday night by a tour tram during a special "Halloween Horror Night" show had been assigned to jump out and scare passengers on the tram when he was run over and dragged to his death, officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Oh, man, another great time when the LA Times articles were well written with research.