Will the theme parks disclose possible dangers of their attractions in another language in addition to English?
A lawsuit filed by a Guatemalan family against Universal Orlando Resort says yes.
The 38-year-old father died of a heart attack two years ago after driving "Skull Island: Reign of Kong" attraction. José Calderón Arana, who already had heart problems, did not speak English, and his family filed a lawsuit against Universal this month and accused the company of negligence for not displaying warning signs in Spanish.
"Universal was aware of the large number of tourists in their facilities who do not speak English," the lawsuit filed this month in a state law in Orlando says.
A park spokesman, Tom Schroder, said in an email that the theme park did not comment on pending bids. The Universal Orlando Resort's official website has translations into Spanish and Portuguese.
The Skull Island attraction had been open for about six months when Calderón Arana died in 2016. He uses animatronics and 3D screens to recreate an expedition through an island full of carnivorous creatures inspired by recent versions of King Kong films.
A sign at the entrance says in English, "Warning! This attraction is an expedition through the lush terrain of King Kong's natural habitat. The movement of the truck is dynamic with sudden accelerations, sharp declines and sudden movements." Warns that people with heart or pressure , back or neck problems, as well as pregnant women, should not climb. In addition to English, each situation is accompanied by a drawing.
Calderón Arana, who ran a large farming operation owned by the family, did not feel good after going on a walk, and the wife believed it was an upset stomach, according to the lawsuit.
Calderón sat down to rest on a bench while his wife and son arrived at another attraction. When they returned, he had already failed and was taken to hospital where he later died, according to the lawsuit, which also said the park took care of Calderón Arana after collapsing.