Universal Studios Guests Stuck on Harry Potter & Transformers Attractions

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After a power outage caused by very high heat levels that hit Universal Studios Hollywood, guests were left stuck on Harry Potter and Transformers rides

After a power outage hit Universal Studios Hollywoodguests lingered Harry Potter and Transformers drives. Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California is one of the best theme parks for movie fans (except maybe for Disney). The park offers rides and experiences based on some of the most iconic moments from movies, from Jurassic Park, until men in black, until ET, and of course the somewhat recently added Harry Potter World, which takes fans into the magical world of Hogwarts. Universal can be a truly magical place for all movie fans. That is, of course, as long as the power stays on.


If there’s one thing California is known for, it’s not Hollywood magic, it’s the heat — heat as the state witnessed this week, which made the temperature impressively high. Temperatures at Universal peaked at 96 degrees, but in other areas, such as Long Beach, temperatures soared as high as 100 degrees. Of course, these temperatures mean that everyone, everywhere, had their air conditioner on, which is no surprise at all. Unfortunately, this did come as a surprise to some of the others who had decided to spend a day at Universal Studios.

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It was reported by Deadline that Universal lost power yesterday, presumably due to grid overload. Eleven visitors to the park got stuck on the Transformers ride, prompting the Los Angeles County Fire Department to rescue them. In the end, it took nearly two hours and 15 minutes for the guests to be removed from the ride, although there were no injuries. It has also been reported that a Harry Potter ride was affected, although it is unknown which or how many guests were affected.

While this was certainly a less-than-desirable experience for the Universal guests stuck with the rides, thankfully everyone seems to have gotten out of it. While amusement park rides do occasionally break with people on them, it’s not something anyone normally thinks will happen to them. It’s possible that these guys experienced some of the real thrills that the characters in Transformers would have felt in the middle of the classic Michael Bay action scenes.

Fortunately, all is well that ends well, although it is likely that Universal will take more precautions for any power outages in the future. No details have been released since the incident about anything else in the park that was affected, but more news may be forthcoming once the park becomes operational again. Until then, it might be best for movie fans to settle for watching the movies the rides are based on, rather than going there Universal Studios Hollywoodat least until the heat wave is over.

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Source: Deadline

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