Universal Orlando Resort will be making some major changes to its attraction list beginning in January.
Universal will be closing four popular attractions during the month, one of which will be permanent, and another that will have an extended closure.
Here is your reminder to get to Universal Orlando Resort soon if you’d to experience these attractions before their closures.
Per our previous coverage, Universal Studios Florida confirmed it will be permanently closing Shrek 4-D after nearly 20 years and has filed the initial permits to begin construction work inside the building. The attraction is set to close January 10.
While nothing has been confirmed, there are rumors that the building could now house The DreamWorks Theatre, an attraction that took the place of Shrek 4-D over in Universal Studios Hollywood recently. The attraction is a motion simulator attraction that uses moving seats, effects, and 4-D technology to provide an immersive experience for Guests. The preshow features many DreamWorks characters, including Shrek, Donkey, Gingy, and the Magic Mirror from Shrek, Marty and the Penguins from Madagascar, and Poppy from Trolls.
In addition to the permanent closure of Shrek 4-D, Universal Studios Florida will also be closing The Revenge of the Mummy for a lengthy refurbishment.
Per our previous coverage, the dark coaster is set to be closed through the late summer and there may be some noticeable changes when it reopens. The Revenge of the Mummy coaster is set to close January 7.
Finally, two attractions over at Universal’s Islands of Adventure are set for short temporary closures.
Jurassic Park River Adventure will close on January 10– the same day Shrek 4-D closes forever– and is scheduled to be reopen January 28. Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls will then close January 31 and will not reopen until February 25.
While there has been speculations of a re-theme of Jurassic Park River Adventure to become a Jurassic World version of the ride, both of these temporary closures at Universal’s Islands of Adventure are only expected to be for routine maintenance.
Will you be catching a ride on these four attractions before their Universal Orlando closures?