Even though this incident happened back in August this year, we wanted this article to tell those who spew hatred the following; YOU’RE NOT WELCOME AT ANY ORLANDO THEME PARK/RESORT.
“YOU’RE NOT WELCOME IN MY CIVILISATION FOR THAT MATTER, YOU’RE UTTER POND SCUM TO BE HONEST!”Jamie Simms, Orlando Theme Park Zone
Whilst visiting Universal Studios Florida (USF) at the Universal Orlando Resort (UOR), a group of individuals flashed the Nazi salute and other hand gestures linked to “white supremacy” on the Revenge of The Mummy (ROTM) roller coaster.
This incident reportedly happened during Universal’s Passholder Appreciation Night at USF on Sunday 18th August, 2019.
The camera on ROTM, which is used to capture rider’s moments, photographed four people in the front making the gestures. See photo below:
The above photo was shared on Universal Orlando’s Annual Passholder Facebook page before making its way onto Twitter and Reddit. Universal deleted the photo from its Facebook, calling the photo “appalling”.
In a statement sent to Spectrum News 13, a Universal (Orlando Resort) spokesperson stated the following;
“Hate has no place – and we have no tolerance for any display of hatred within our destination. We stand for diversity, inclusion and respect. Any guerst using hate speech or displaying hate speech or displaying hate symbols will be immediately removed from our destinations and now allowed to return.”Universal Orlando Spokesperson
At the time, it was unclear who posted the photo to the Passholder Facebook page. UOR didn’t say whether the people in the above photo were banned from the theme park.
According to a 2009 article by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a similar incident reportedly happened on Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom.
Members of the group, American Front were seen making the Nazi salute in an on-ride photo – see below.
Source: Orlando Rising