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Disney World rival sets new curfew after huge fight involving a group of juveniles

Walt Disney World’s top rival in Florida has announced a new measure in its efforts to curb a recent rise in theme park fights and violence across the country, but whether it’s the answer is doubtful and definitely remains to be seen.

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On Sunday, via Twitter, Universal Studios Orlando shared information about “adjustments” to the weekend operations at Universal’s CityWalk, the resort’s so-called “epicenter of awesome,” which doubles as a shopping and dining district:

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We’ve made adjustments to our weekend operations at CityWalk, and Guests under the age of 18 are required to depart at 9 p.m. unless they are accompanied by a parent/guardian, are staying at a Universal Hotel or seeing a movie. Reach out closer to the event for any updated info!

According to Click Orlando, the change has been in effect at Univeral Studios Orlando Resort for a few weeks, and it is subject to change. It comes on the heels of an altercation at Universal that took place on July 23.

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Orlando Police officers responded to a fight at a parking garage at Universal in the middle of the night.

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“Our officers responded to the parking garage at the 6000 block of Universal Blvd. regarding a fight between several juveniles,” reads a tweet from the Orlando Police Department. “Out of an abundance of caution, the premises are being evacuated as our officers ensure everyone is safe.”

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Per the tweet, there were no gunshots, and no injuries were reported.

The curfew currently applies only to weekends at Universal Orlando‘s CityWalk–and only to guests who are under the age of 18 and unaccompanied by a parent or guardian. Again, Universal has stated that the restrictions currently in place are subject to change, meaning that there could be changes to the days of the week affected by the change, and to guests who are affected by the change.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!