During a Bahamas cruise in February, Casey Holladay was bouncing in a harness when the stretchy bands snapped off and he fell to the deck. His pelvis was fractured and his shoulder dislocated.
Incident captured on video
The incident was captured on a cell phone video.
Mariner of the Seas turned back to PortMiami where Holladay was evacuated to a hospital for surgery. According to news reports, he is severely limited in his daily activities and still has pain.
HIs attorney, Brett Rivkind, called it a 'life-changing accident' and told NBC6 Royal Caribbean lacks the experience to 'do a proper analysis of the safety risks of putting these type of activities on board a cruise ship.'
Holladay filed suit in federal court in Miami, claiming Royal Caribbean didn't properly operate and maintain the ride.
A Royal Caribbean spokesman told Seatrade Cruise News the company doesn't comment on pending litigation. He added: 'We operate all our ships safely, professionally and responsibly.'
Royal Caribbean is known for its thrill attractions such as zip lines, rock-climbing walls, ice skating rinks, surfing simulators, bumper cars and the 10-story 'Ultimate Abyss' slide.
'Royal Amplified' feature
Sky Pad is a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience that was added to Mariner of the Seas during a $120m renovation last year as part of the company's 'Royal Amplified' program to add 'innovative features and bold experiences.'
A Sky Pad was also introduced on Independence of the Seas in 2018 and the attraction is scheduled to be aboard Spectrum of the Seas, a ship custom-built for China that is nearing completion and due to enter service next month.