Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Man Kicked Out of Universal Studios Orlando Over Police T-Shirt

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Sep 05, 2013 01:01 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

universal studios
Next time you go to Universal Studios in Orlando, don't wear a police shirt. A man was kicked out of the theme park for wearing a shirt that said "police" on it.

Next time you go to Universal Studios in Orlando, don't wear a police shirt. A man was kicked out of the theme park for wearing a shirt that said "police" on it.

Christian Jarosz planned a sweet sixteen surprise for his daughter by taking her to the park to see the Blue Man group, but the family never got to see the show because of his t-shirt, WPTV reports.

Share This Story

Jarosz isn't a police officer, but he was wearing a shirt that said "police" which he received as a gift from his brother who is a New York cop. The shirt had never caused Jarosz problems before.

"I've worn the shirt to Disney and other theme parks. I didn't even think about it when I put it on," Jarosz told WPTV.

He says that he was cleared through security, but he was stopped by security officers as he was walking with his family to the  Blue Man Group show on Saturday night.

"He just basically said you can't have that shirt in the park," Jarosz said. He questioned the policy at first but then told the officer that he would buy a t-shirt at a nearby store so his family could still see the show.

"We wanted to get to the show. This was about our daughter's birthday. So we were like... follow us and we'll go to Billabong and buy a shirt. We got inside and I picked out a shirt for him," Christian's wife Diana Jarosz said.

However more security officers showed up and the problem escalated.

"They said don't bother buying another shirt, 'you guys are out of here.' I was like 'what are you talking about? I'm buying the shirt right now!' He said... 'don't buy it. You guys are out of here,' " Jarosz said.

The incident caused Jarosz's children to cry. "I was thinking... 'what is going on here?' I just want to see Blue Man Group with my friend! I'm just excited that my family took me here. I started getting emotional," 16-year-old Sabrina Jarosz said.

Universal Studios stands by their policy and says "The only people we allow in our parks with shirts or other clothing that might identify them as police officers are working law enforcement personnel.  This is for everyone's safety and to avoid confusion by our guests. And while we don't discuss specific guest situations, I can tell you it is our practice to clearly explain policy decisions to our guests - and it is not our practice to ask guests to leave our theme parks simply because they ask us questions.  I'd invite these guests to contact us if they'd like to have a conversation about what happened."

However the family says they likely won't return after the ordeal.  Blue Man Group refunded the family the $500 they spent on the tickets.

 

 

 

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Lake Tahoe, NV, Sand Harbor (2) 9-2010

5 Ways to Have a More Active Vacation

For those of us who like to live an active lifestyle here are some tips for staying active while you're on vacation where it can be very difficult.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Car

Canada Hit-And-Run Attack Perpetrator 'Radicalized?' Authorities Cite Similar Case Last Year As Basis

The Canada hit-and-run attack suspect, who was killed by the authorities after a long chase, is now believed to have been "radicalized" because of the on-going terrorism in the country.

Eric Matthew Frein

Pennsylvania Man Hunt: Schools Close As Man Hunt Drags On, Eric Frein Spotted In Close Proximity To Schools, Children Unsafe With Man Hunt Ongoing?

Pennsylvania man hunt of Eric Frein has dragged on to its’ second month. Frein is wanted for the murder of a state trooper, Cpl. Bryon Dickson, last Sept. 12. Named as “extremely dangerous” by Pennsylvania authorities, Frein has already been added to FBI’s most wanted fugitives.

ISIS Militants In Syria

Denver Girls ISIS: FBI Reviewing Evidence Against Three Girls Believed To Be Heading To Syria To Join Islamic State Militants: Report

Denver Girls ISIS - At least three girls from Denver have been denied their right to travel after authorities found out that they were heading to Syria via Turkey. The FBI is looking into evidence that could prove the girls' intention of joining the Islamic State militants.

Caribbean Princess, Dublin Port

Ebola-Risk Hospital Worker Boards Caribbean Cruise Ship; U.S. Officials To Limit Their Public Appearances

An Ebola-risk health care worker boarding a cruise ship is being isolated despite not showing any signs and symptoms of the deadly disease while U.S. officials asked the health workers exposed to the Ebola infected patients to limit public appearances.

Defective Takata airbags prompted the recall of about 247,000 Toyota model vehicles.

Takata Airbag Recall 2014: Toyota Withdraw Models For Defective Inflators

Takata airbag defect prompts the recall of several Toyota Motor Corp models in the United States on Monday.

Vials

Cure For Ebola Found: Canada To Ship 800 Vials of Experimental Vaccine, China Claims To Have Found Cure

Cure for Ebola found – Canada is reported to send out 800 vials of an experimental drug set out to cure the Ebola outbreak. The cure for Ebola found is an experimental drug named VSV-EBOV. All 800 vials had been tested on primates and showed positive results.

California Drought Map

California Drought Map Reveals 58% Of State Suffers Deficiency Of Water Supply Amid Imminent Winter Season

California's drought map still shows an alarming phenomenon at the Golden State wherein 58% of the area is suffering from deficiency of water supply, be it atmospheric, surface or ground water.

Daniela Poggiali

Nurse Kills 38 Patients Because She Got Annoyed; Co-Workers Say Italian Nurse Daniela Poggiali Is 'Cynical And Vindictive'

Nurse Kills 38 Patients - Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali is one healthcare professional you should be wary of if ever you get confined in a hospital in Italy. For one thing, she is notorious for killing up to 38 patients after she got completely annoyed of them or of their families.

Cattle Return From Alpine Summer Grazing

World's Tallest Cattle Found In Illinois, How Tall Is Blosom The Cow?

World’s tallest cattle is found in Illinois. Owned by Patty Hanson, Blosom the cow has been named Guinness World Records’ tallest cow. How big and tall exactly is Blosom?

Grizzly Bear

Man, 56, Attacked By Bear Shot Accidentally By Hunting Partner Who Tried To Save Him From The Beast

A man attacked by bear was shot by his friend while the latter was attempting to spare him from the brutal attack of the beast.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics