Universal Orlando Ride Accidents
Universal Orlando has changed some features of a popular Harry Potter-themed ride at their amusement park after two recent incidents in which guests were injured. Both accidents involved guests being struck by loose objects, one of which resulted in the guest losing an eye due to injury. The ride undergoing modifications is the Dragon Challenge attraction at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This ride features two intertwined, suspended-seating roller coasters that are designed to pass within a few feet of each other. Universal has changed the ride so that they no longer pass so closely, reducing the near misses that have been part of the experience from the time the ride debuted. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been following developments in this and other recent amusement park accidents closely.