Major Work Underway at Beloved Universal Attraction

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Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure

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Universal Orlando Resort is always looking to upgrade, make changes, and add special attractions for its Guests.

As part of annual refurbishments, Universal Orlando is currently in the midst of revamping three water rides this winter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Jurassic Park River Adventure was closed for three weeks in January before reopening. Now, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls has been closed and isn’t scheduled to reopen until February 26.

Smoke coming out of the water
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Twiter account @bioreconstruct recently posted a photo of scaffolding taking over the outer façade of the beloved attraction located in Toon Lagoon.

Scaffolding likely means the outer portion of the attraction will be getting a paint job, though work being done hasn’t been confirmed. These seem like major upgrades compared to the annual refurbishments each winter as we have also seen the attraction completely drained.

Dudley Do-Right
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While there have been rumors of a potential retheme, this will not be the case this time around and these updates seem to show Universal Orlando isn’t planning to change the attraction anytime soon.

The final water ride to be refurbished will be Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges. The attraction is set to close on February 25 and won’t reopen until March 19. Of course, dates are subject to change.

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Over at Universal Studios Florida, Revenge of the Mummy closed last month and is undergoing a lengthy refurbishment that won’t see it reopen until late summer 2022. In addition, Shrek 4-D closed permanently and construction is underway to replace it with a Minions-themed attraction.

In addition, Universal Orlando just recently announced that the Epic Universe– Universal’s newest theme park that is currently under construction-– will be completed and ready to open in 2025.

Are you planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort in February?

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies and don’t forget about the epic Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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