Horrifying moment food cart falls down escalator at Universal Studios

Horrifying moment guests narrowly avoid being maimed when a FOOD CART barrels down a quarter-mile-long escalator at Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Video shows food cart crashing down escalator at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Guests were heading from the Lower Lot to Upper Lot at the Los Angeles park
  • Attendees narrowly missed being hit by boxes on the quarter-mile-long stairway
  • A witness is heard screaming ‘what the f**k’ as people in Halloween costumes looked frightened
  • A Universal spokesperson told DailyMail.com Tuesday: ‘The team member did not follow procedures and the seriousness of this matter has been addressed’

Theme park-goers have had a Fright Night to remember after they were forced to dodge a food cart that came crashing down a huge escalator.

A video shows the horrifying moment a Universal Studios Hollywood employee seemingly lost control of the heavy metal box and it went barreling down the long stairway at a startling speed.

The clip shared online captures the shocked and scared facial expressions of ticket-holders heading from the Lower Lot to the Upper Lot at the Los Angeles park.


Video shows food cart crashing down escalator at Universal Studios Hollywood. A witness is heard screaming ‘what the f**k’ as people in Halloween costumes looked frightened

Attendees narrowly missed being hit by boxes on the quarter-of-a-mile-long stairway

According to information on the studio tour, the stairway is a quarter-of-a-mile-long and it takes people seven to eight minutes to travel between the areas on average.

But the footage shared by someone who was attending their Halloween-themed festivities showed the food cart crashing down the escalator in a matter of seconds.

A couple of young attendees are seen narrowly missing being hit by the box and the smaller cases within that fell out, as they playfully slid down the median, apparently unaware of what was coming.

The cart was on a second set of escalators heading downward, positioned in the center and which is appears no one was using.

It’s only due to screams of those heading up – and looking in the direction from where the food cart came – that those looking down were alerted to the danger behind them.

The end of the clip appears to show someone in a chef hat ducking down and looking coy on the center escalator

Guests were gearing up to celebrate Halloween at Universal Studios’ Fright Night event

‘Witnessed someone almost get taken out by a refrigerator tumbling down the escalator omggg,’ a Twitter user posted October 18. She followed the tweet up with the video of the action.

‘Y’all think I’m playing,’ she commented on the video captioned ‘what the f**k’.

The end of the clip appears to show someone in a chef hat ducking down and looking coy as guests wearing devil horns and other costumes in preparation for October 31, looked on aghast.

One person who claims to have worked for Universal Studios commented on the video: ‘We love that universal doesn’t let their workers use the elevator even whilst carrying heavy items.’

When asked by the social media user who shared the video whether that was the case, she recalled: ‘I’m pretty sure lmao i had a whole tray of like 100+ donuts and i had to use the escalators.’

It’s unclear whether anyone was hurt in the incident.  

A Universal Studios Hollywood spokesperson told DailyMail.com Tuesday: ‘The team member did not follow procedures and the seriousness of this matter has been addressed. The safety and security of our guests and team members is of utmost importance.’ 

Twitter user posted about it on October 18 and followed up with a video of the action

Guests were heading from the Lower Lot to Upper Lot at the Los Angeles park

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