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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – A Guatemalan family is suing Universal Orlando Resort because they don’t post warning signs about a ride’s potential danger in any language other than English.

The family’s 38-year-old father suffered a fatal heart attack two years ago after going on the “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” ride. He didn’t speak English and his family says in a wrongful death lawsuit filed this month that Universal was negligent by not displaying warning signs in Spanish.

The family’s attorney says it’s not unreasonable to have signs in English, Spanish, and French so visitors can make informed decisions.

Universal officials say they won’t comment on pending litigation.

Theme park consultant Dennis Speigel says the industry is generally responsive to the diversity of its visitors.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (4)
  1. John Minich says:

    I’m used to signs in other countries being only in the language of the respective countries, and signs including English are very much the exception. If I have a problem of not understanding the language of the country I’m in, it’s on ME to stay out of trouble or ask for help. There are only two recognized international languages, French and English. BUT, try to find signs in English in Paris, France ? Try not to go hungry while looking. Signs in English in the Paris metro or train stations, nope. Signs in English in Spain ? Nope. The only sign I know of in multiple languages, that I’ve seen, was at a train station in southern Switzerland in German, French, Italian and English, forbidding people from crossing the tracks between platforms.

  2. Bob Suyak says:

    Language of the USA is English, so learn the language or go back to where you came from.

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