A surprise birthday celebration for one Florida girl was ruined Saturday evening, when she and the rest of her family were kicked out of Universal Studios Orlando because of her dad's Police t-shirt, according to WFTV on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
Sabrina Jarosz's parents brought her and a friend to the theme park on Saturday night to see the Blue Man Group. The family says they were making their way to the show, when they were surrounded by security guards.
"He just basically said, 'you can't wear that shirt in this park,'" Sabrina's dad Christian Jarosz told WPTV.
The shirt Christian was wearing is said to be from his brother, a New York police officer. On the back of the shirt it says 'police' in large letters with 'street crime unit' underneath it.
Christian says they questioned the park's policy, but then told security to follow them to Billabong and they would buy a new shirt.
"We wanted to get to the show....it was about Sabrina's birthday," Sabrina's mom Diana said." I picked out a shirt for him."
While they were in the store more security guards showed up and told them "not to bother buying another shirt, you guys are out of here." The family claims they were told that they were being disruptive.
The birthday girl said she and her friend were confused and emotional over what was going on. All she wanted to do was see Blue Man Group with her friend.
Universal Studios spokesperson, Tom Scroder told the Orlando Sentinel that it is against the theme park's policy for guests to wear shirts that identify them as law-enforcement or emergency personnel unless they are duty. This policy includes clothing with the words "police and fire" on them.
The family was refunded the $500.00 they spent on the show tickets. They said they doubt they will be visiting Universal Studios again.
Do you think officials of Universal Studios were right in asking the family to leave? Is the Jarosz family exaggerating with their version of what happened?
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