Friday, July 23, 2010

Wizarding World of a Hairy Pod gives customers a taste of real "wizardry"

ORLANDO, Fla. --

A new ride at Universal's Islands of Adventure broke down Friday night, leaving riders stranded.

Orlando Fire Department officials responded to 911 calls at about 8:15 p.m. There were 132 people on the ride, and OFD officials said all passengers had been removed without medical complaints as of 9:45 p.m. [Let's see how many "occult" numbers we can weave into the article.]

Universal officials only said that a ride was stuck and crews were attempting to evacuate guests. THEY WOULD NOT INITIALLY SAY WHICH RIDE WAS AFFECTED.

WESH 2's Michelle Meredith confirmed that it was the new attraction "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

THE SAME RIDE CAME TO A STANDSTILL WITH A WESH 2 CREW ON BOARD IN JUNE. The breakdown left reporter Amanda Ober and photographer Scott Pisczek lying horizontal on their backs with their legs up in the air.

OFD officials said one rider called 911 when the roller coaster stopped Friday night because he thought he was upside down. However, Universal officials said the Forbidden Journey ride doesn't go upside down.

In my opinion, this was most likely intentional, and partly intended to wave the reality of "wizardry" under the customers' noses, instead of the usual fantasy. I wonder if the June "accident" also occurred a couple of days before the full Moon.