Hey Thrill Seekers,
Back in March we reported that Universal Orlando had begun testing the use of Metal Detectors on some of its major rides. Yesterday Universal confirmed that the testing had been completed and the metal detectors were here to stay.
Talking to the Orlando Sentinel, Tom Schroder Public Relations at Universal Orlando said;
It’s in response to what people are carrying in their pockets these days, All of us have seen the amount of stuff we carry increase with time. All these things are items that … have no place on high-speed rides. It’s just too easy for them to come loose.
At present the metal detectors are stationed at just 3 coasters. Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios, Dragon Challenge and The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure.
In the past reports of injuries from items falling from visitors pockets has been reported and although Universal do supply free locker usage at parks many riders don’t take advantage of them.
Universal has stationed extra employees at the roller coasters who staff the detectors and hold metal-detector wands to make sure there is no delay in queue time.
What do you think of Universal using metal detectors?