Universal studios coughing/chokinh ou...

Universal studios coughing/chokinh outbreak

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Karmin

Orlando, FL

#1 Apr 18, 2013
Does anyone have any information on the situation at universal? Yesterday about 315 in the afternoon My daughter and I were standing in front of the red ride on roller coaster when about 50 to 60 People including myself started coughing/choking from something either misted by someone or something leaked from somewhere. It was a very scary situation and when I have called back to ask questions head security couldn't discuss serveilance videos and guest services had not been told. What I witnessed and experience was not right and I would like answers ....not to mention I have been sick feeling and had to leave ever since
Amy

Babson Park, MA

#2 Apr 20, 2013
Karmin wrote:
Does anyone have any information on the situation at universal? Yesterday about 315 in the afternoon My daughter and I were standing in front of the red ride on roller coaster when about 50 to 60 People including myself started coughing/choking from something either misted by someone or something leaked from somewhere. It was a very scary situation and when I have called back to ask questions head security couldn't discuss serveilance videos and guest services had not been told. What I witnessed and experience was not right and I would like answers ....not to mention I have been sick feeling and had to leave ever since
My entire family of seven experienced the exact same thing at that time. We were sitting outside the entrance to that red roller coaster eating a snack when it seemed like my daughter started choking on popcorn. When I turned to ask her if she was okay I also started instantly coughing and choking. Within a few seconds, my entire family was struggling to breathe and we watched a whole crowd of people near us experience the same thing. Our throats and noses burned, but there was no odor and no burning in our eyes. We rounded the corner by Despicable Me and it happened a second time, and another group of people started coughing along with us. Two of my children pointed out two young men who they say had something in their hands and who were turning around and laughing at everyone coughing. I saw these two and they ducked into a small alley near the Despicable Me ride. We notified security immediately, and he told us to go to health services. We did and they did nothing but sent us to guest services where we filed a report and gave the our names and contact information (we have yet to hear from them). However, no one seemed to have much interest in figuring out exactly what it was we breathed in that caused us to react this way. We are very concerned both about the substance we and our children inhaled and its potential effects, as well as the fact that the Universal park security and staff seemed completely uninterested in figuring it out. Coming the same week as the Boston Marathon attack, I was shocked and angered that more wasn't done to understand what had happened. I would think that Universal Studios would have surveillance cameras that might show these two men and that would document our collective experiences, and would send photos of these two to local authorities and try to determine what potentially harmful chemicals its patrons are being exposed to.
Karmin

United States

#3 Apr 22, 2013
I'm so glad you saw my post I was beginning to think no one was going to. I have not felt right at all after it happened. We are from Georgia and are on our way back home now I have an appointment to get bloodwork done so I will keep you posted. It also bothers me that security had done nothing to figure this out. I guess they don't want bad publicity. I have called twice now and Sid (head security ) guy still hasn't called back. My email is [email protected] if you want to contact me through email.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#6 Aug 13, 2013
We've probably all done the Disney and Seaworld thing.

Here, we have Moody Gardens, the beach, and historic district, etc. around the Galveston area. Also, the Space Center. Real art museums. Real places to eat.
I wouldn't give you a nickel to go back to Disneyworld or Disneyland.

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