Man set­tles suit over Univer­sal ride break­down

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Gabrielle Rus­son

A Fort Pierce man has set­tled a law­suit af­ter he said he hung up­side down for an hour when the Harry Pot­ter and the For­bid­den Jour­ney ride broke down at Univer­sal’s Is­lands of Ad­ven­ture.

Tommy Fry’s at­tor­ney said the terms of the set­tle­ment were con­fi­den­tial. Univer­sal de­clined to com­ment.

Court doc­u­ments also did not pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion on the set­tle­ment other than the “claims have been am­i­ca­bly re­solved” and the case dis­missed ear­lier this month.

Fry sued Univer­sal in Or­ange Cir­cuit Court in March 2017 for an un­spec­i­fied amount of dam­ages.

In Novem­ber 2015, he was rid­ing the pop­u­lar at­trac­tion with his two young sons when the ride mal­func­tioned with the pas­sen­gers stuck in mid-air, the law­suit said.

Fry “was trapped in his seat, up­side down and un­able to free him­self from his seat for al­most one hour,” ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

He said in his law­suit he suf­fered in­jury and men­tal an­guish among other things be­cause of what hap­pened.

Harry Pot­ter and the For­bid­den Jour­ney, which opened in 2010, de­picts fa­mous scenes in the fran­chise, such as a Quid­ditch chase.

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