A man is suing Universal Studios after he was forced to wait a short time to refill his “unlimited refill” cup.
A Bronx man is suing NBC Universal after he paid for an “unlimited refill” soda machine deal at one of the company’s theme parks — only to discover he had to wait a whole 10 minutes between each pour.
Luis Arnaud is bubbling with anger over the “false advertising” — saying he learned while trying to “quench his thirst” that the refills were in fact “limited” to a measly “total of only six per hour,” according to the class-action lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Thursday.
I’ve been to Disney World twice in August, and yes, the temperatures are oppressive. That said, I never had to gulp down a drink then immediately down another one. Not to mention Disney World and Universal Studios have water fountains stationed around the parks. This lawsuit is completely frivolous, and Arnaud should be ashamed of himself.
Arnaud says he visited Universal’s Island of Adventure in Orlando, Fla., on July 30 and bought a 16-ounce “Coca-Cola Freestyle” cup — which purported to come with “unlimited” refills all day — for $16.99. The next day, he reactivated the cup at Universal’s sister theme park Volcano Bay for $8.99.
The cups come with a computer chip to show you’ve paid for the bottomless deal — but Arnaud learned they were also tracking how often users top up, and are “programmed” to limit refills to every 10 minutes.
TEN MINUTES?!!! That’s an outrage! I mean, the crew of the USS Indianapolis spent four days in the ocean, without water, and fighting off sharks, but this guy paid $16.99! Someone please deliver a dump truck full of money to Mr. Arnaud’s residence, post haste!
And refill the truck every ten minutes.