Universal Orlando Resort announced today they plan to close the Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast attraction at Universal Studios Florida on April 1, 2011 to begin work on what they call “an all-new experience based on an amazing concept” that will be a “natural fit for Universal Orlando,” though no specific attraction has been named.
But the attraction will only be closed temporarily on April 1, as Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast will re-open for “limited periods” during the spring and summer seasons before it closes permanently on August 18.
Universal calls its replacement “one of many exciting things planned for the next couple of years” but has not yet elaborated. Rumors point to the film “Despicable Me” becoming the new theme for the attraction. Universal previously featured a popular meet-and-greet with that film’s Minion characters in the park, but has not made any indication that the film will replace Neutron.
Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast is a motion simulator attraction that not only features Jimmy Neutron but also the popular characters from Rugrats and Spongebob Squarepants. It replaced The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera in 2003.