Fan Favorite Universal Attraction Set to Close For Lengthy Refurbishment

in Walt Disney World

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When Guests visit Universal Orlando Resort, they typically expect to ride their favorite attractions. At times, a ride may experience a temporary delay due to a malfunction, but even when that happens, the attraction tends to end up functioning moments later.

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However, there are instances when a ride is undergoing a refurbishment and Guests are unable to ride the attraction at all. Universal Orlando Resort releases what rides will be under refurbishment on their website, but we tend only to be able to see the current month and the next. For those planning a vacation or visit farther out, they may be wondering if their favorite ride will be affected by a refurbishment on their visit.

Recently, Universal confirmed that a fan-favorite ride at Universal Studios Florida will be undergoing a lengthy refurbishment in 2022. Revenge of the Mummy will be closed for maintenance beginning January 7 through late summer 2022, so Guests will not be able to ride during that time. Revenge of the Mummy is a dark ride coaster experience that is unlike any other. The ride is often one of the Park’s highlights when it comes to attractions, so seeing it gone for half the year will be a tough pill to swallow!

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We do not yet know what the refurbishment will entail, but given the lengthy timeline, perhaps we can anticipate some new show scenes and technology. The attraction was made in 2004, and although it does not feel heavily dated, improvements can always be made.

Universal Orlando Resort describes the attraction as: 

Plunge High Speed into Total Darkness.
Digging your nails into the safety rail, you’ll hold on tight as you rush forwards and back on the track, fleeing from the evil Mummy Imhotep. Just as it seems you might’ve escaped, you’ll plunge straight down into a pitch-black abyss with no end in sight. Will you ever see daylight again? Or will you remain sealed inside this tomb forever?

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One good thing about Universal’s attraction updates is that if they can, the theme parks tend to keep their attraction open during the updates if they are cosmetic. We saw this with The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and now with Doctor Doom’s Fearfall. One ride that Universal has announced will be closing for good next year is Shrek 4-D. 

What would you like to see change on Revenge of the Mummy? Let us know in the comments below! 

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