Universal Orlando Shuts Down Popular Water Attraction For Extensive Closure

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If you were hoping to get soaked at Universal Orlando Resort in the near future, you might be a little disappointed.

While Universal Orlando has now finished scheduled maintenance on two of its water attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure– Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls and Jurassic Park River Adventure— one still remains.

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges is now undergoing scheduled maintenance and will be closed for the majority of next month, scheduled to reopen on March 19 but that is subject to change.

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Both Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls and Jurassic Park River Adventure were closed right at three weeks and that’s about what we can expect with Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges, as well, but the good news is that the attraction should be open again just in time for spring break crowds to make their way to the Universal Parks.

Universal Orlando’s official description of Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges reads:

Spinach or Not, You’ll Get Soaked.

Get set for spectacular splashes and lots of silliness. That blowhard Bluto has made off with Popeye’s best gal, Olive Oyl, and the only way to save her involves an 18-foot octopus and a lot of water. Hold on tight as you brave your way through raging rapids. You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. You’ll be really wet and squooshy.

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There is plenty to enjoy at Universal Orlando Resort. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, Transformers: The Ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, E.T. Adventure Ride, and more can all be found at Universal Studios Florida. Islands of Adventure has some fantastic attractions, as well, like The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong and more!

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And, who could forget about the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter located at both Universal Parks? Visit Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can venture into Gringotts at Universal Studios Florida, or go on a ride of a lifetime at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. Volcano Bay is also open for those who want to get their splash on, and at the moment, Epic Universe is under construction with a potential 2025 opening date.

Are you going to miss Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges during your trip?

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, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’! Also, in the latest Universal Parks News, the Epic Universe is currently under construction and set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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