When it comes to breaking the rules at Disney World, there are some big consequences, especially for major violations.
So when something happens, it becomes big Disney news, and this latest situation is no different. It’s so sensation that even one of Walt Disney World’s biggest competitors is poking fun.
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We recently reported on a crazy situation that took place in Disney’s EPCOT theme park, in which a guest purposefully jumped from a bridge and landed in the World Showcase lagoon’s water.
A separate video shows the guest swimming back to shore and climbing over Disney property to get back on dry land.
There’s no doubt about it: this situation was dangerous and could easily be considered trespassing. As a result of their actions, the guest in question has earned a year-long ban from all Walt Disney World theme parks.
That means that he’s no longer welcome at Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT for an entire year. That being said, Walt Disney World Resort isn’t the only vacation destination in Central Florida.
Any theme park fan knows that some of Disney’s biggest competitors can also be found in Central Florida, Particularly Universal Orlando Resort.
One of Disney’s Biggest Competitors, Universal Orlando Resort, Enters the Fray
Universal Orlando Resort is home to two theme parks and one water park: Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay.
Not only that, but a third theme park is on the way, and Universal plans on welcoming Epic Universe to its arsenal in 2025.
While Walt Disney World boasts IPs such as George Lucas’s Star Wars universe, James Cameron’s Avatar series, and Marvel Studios, Universal Orlando Resort offers guests more thrilling IPs like Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Needless to say, there’s always been an ongoing feud between the two vacation destinations. But now, Universal Orlando Resort is taking it a step further by poking fun at the entire situation, regardless of how reckless it was.
In this social media post, Universal Orlando Resort writes, “Please only swim in approved pools. Thx, mgmt,” with a playful winking emoji:
Please only swim in approved pools. Thx, mgmt 😉 pic.twitter.com/kxTZmR308s
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) October 24, 2023
While it’s just a playful jab, and it’s clear that the theme park company is just making fun, some Disney fans may be upset to see a competitor making light of a potentially dangerous situation.
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