NYC man sues NBC Universal over ‘unlimited’ soda cup refill promotion at Orlando Parks #offTMSM

From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele

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I’ve been meaning to share this one with you, as we do cover Universal Studios news as well. Here’s an interesting story from our friends at 96.5 WDBO!

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A man from New York City is suing NBC Universal over a promotion for unlimited soda refills at a Universal theme park in Orlando.

On Thursday, Luis Arnaud from the Bronx filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court against NBC Universal claiming “false advertising.” His lawsuit claims a soda promotion promising “unlimited refills” was actually “limited” to a “total of only six per hour.”

Arnaud says he visited Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando on July 30 and bought a 16 oz. Coca-Cola Freestyle cup for $16.99. It was advertised as coming with “unlimited” refills all day.

According to the NY Post, Arnaud went to Volcano Bay the next day and “reactivated” the cup for $8.99. He would soon learn each cup has a computer chip which tracks and restricts refills to every ten minutes.

When Arnaud tried to get a refill before the period was up, the machine would flash the message, “Hi. You are not quite ready to fill up.” His lawsuit included pictures of the machine showing how much longer he had to wait before his next refill.

The lawsuit alleges the move is a “deceptive” and “unconscionable trade and business practice.”

Arnaud is seeking unspecific damages. His lawsuit calls for a jury trial.

Original post- Gene Wexler 96.5 WDBO


Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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