Did You Know? You Must Have at Least One Hand and One Leg to Ride the Roller Coaster at Universal Studios
Amputees, your fun is somewhat limited at Universal Studios Hollywood, thanks to a policy that stipulates roller coaster riders must have at least one hand and one leg. Now a lawsuit filed against the theme park is challenging that policy.The suit stems from a 2011 visit to Universal Studios Hollywood by amputees Angel Castelan and Marvin Huezo, according to the L.A. Times. Castelan lost his forearms as a child as a result of an electrical accident, and his friend, Huezo, lost his legs following a car crash. The men say they were denied riding on "Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride," which is an indoor roller coaster.
The ride operators told the men the park's policy was that all riders must have at least one hand and one leg.
Last month, Castelan and Huezo filed a suit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, that claims "the men were kept off the ride in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act." They are seeking a change in policy, alterations within the park to improve access for guests with disabilities, as well as unspecified damages.
Universal Studios says they won't comment on pending litigation.