Firefighters responding to a call doused a small fire that started backstage at one of Universal Orlando’s resorts recently. A spokesperson for Universal Orlando said that the incident was a “small pyro fire,” that could have been caused by a malfunctioning part of the pyrotechnics display during the performance of a resort attraction called Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue. Firefighters were called to the scene as a precaution, and the fire did not cause any major damage or interrupt the show’s schedule.
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue is a live-action program performed in an outdoor amphitheater at Universal Orlando. The show features the movie character Beetlejuice singing and dancing with famous movie monsters, and there’s a pyrotechnics display. According to the Universal Studios website, the show features “enough pyrotechnics to wake the dead.”
Millions of people come to the Orlando area every year to experience the world-class amusement parks and other attractions. The vast majority of visitors go home with a lifetime of memories, a souvenir or two and perhaps a couple bruises from the thrill rides. However, as this story shows, these attractions are not without risk. As amusement park operators try to make their rides and shows scarier, faster, steeper and more visually entertaining, they also increase the chances that one of their guests will experience injury.
Regrettably, when equipment malfunctions or safety measures are bypassed or overlooked, that is exactly what happens. Local media regularly feature stories about people injured in Orlando amusement park accidents.
The people who suffer injury in these accidents often schedule a consultation with Orlando personal injury attorneys such as James O. Cunningham to learn about Florida law, get answers to their questions and find out more about their legal options. If you or someone in your immediate family has been injured in an amusement park accident, you need an aggressive, experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights and advise you in this difficult time. Mr. Cunningham has been helping injured people receive the fair and just compensation they deserve since 1977, and he has a proven record of success in cases against Orlando amusement parks. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, call him today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000!
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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