Universal laughs at Facebook’s Twitter outage hilariously


The Universal Orlando Resort Twitter page has always been a source of entertaining commentary on theme park news and world events.

And not to disappoint, they certainly took advantage of Facebook’s global outage yesterday.

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On October 5, Facebook went down for more than six hours, with social media services WhatsApp and Instagram, as well as their Oculus virtual reality program, hit by an internal technical glitch.

And as the world lost a powerful communication tool, Universal Orlando (@UniversalORL) used Twitter to spark conversation and a whole host of reactions from followers and guests. Universal interacts in a different way than many other brands and theme parks online and uses a more laid-back and user-friendly approach to its social media presence.

They began their cheeky Twitter posts with a tweet alluding to their jurassic park River Adventure ride, claiming they posted photos of the infamously inaccessible Hadrosaur Cove on their Facebook page. It stemmed from a whole thread of memes and guest reactions that Universal Orlando was “cruel” and “funny.”

We just posted pictures of Hadrosaur Cove on Facebook.

Universal followed up this tweet with a joke referring to old ’90s remote access technology, continuing the joke with more comments like “Mom, hang up! I’m trying to download the Mummy trailer from here! “

Okay, which one of you picked up the phone while Facebook was surfing the World Wide Web in dial-up mode?

They then began to poke fun at their own attractions with an article referring to the reliability of the ET adventure.

Have they tried unplugging it and plugging it back in like we do with ET Adventure? #SocialMediaDown

The Facebook outage caused widespread chaos and communication issues, but at least we can count on Universal Orlando to make us laugh!

How were you affected by the Facebook crash? Do you like Universal Orlando’s cheeky Twitter feed?

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