Beloved Universal Icon Malfunctioning Leaving Guests Disappointed

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Universal Orlando Resort is home to stunning attractions and unique experiences unlike anywhere else in the world.

Over the last couple of months, many Universal Orlando attractions have been under refurbishment.

Revenge of the Mummy closed in January for an extensive refurbishment that won’t see it reopen at Universal Studios Florida until late summer 2022. Just down from the popular dark-coaster, Shrek 4-D closed permanently in January and a rumored Minions-themed attraction is set to take over the area.

Revenge of the Mummy Universal Orlando
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All three water rides at Universal’s Islands of Adventure– Jurassic Park River Adventure, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, and Popeye & Bluto’s BilgeRat Bargers– all closed for temporary maintenance with Popeye still currently closed. Poseidon’s Fury in the Lost Continent also just reopened this week after a two-year-long closure.

While the attractions have experienced maintenance, it seems that an icon at Universal Orlando Resort may also need to undergo construction in the near future.

Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure
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Twitter account @bioreconstruct recently posted a video on Twitter of noticeably uneven movements in the Islands of Adventure lighthouse mirror.

Video: uneven movement of the Islands of Adventure lighthouse mirror.

For those who don’t know, the lighthouse mirror is the mechanism used to send the large light that shines through the night around the area. With the mirror seemingly stuck at one point in its rotation, the entire light beacon will also be seemingly stuck.

IOA entry
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Universal Orlando Resort is full of fun experiences and thrilling attractions that you can’t miss. You can experience Diagon Alley and venture into Gringotts at Universal Studios Florida. In addition, Guests can enjoy Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, Transformers: The Ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, E.T. Adventure Ride, and more 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, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and more! 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. Epic Universe is set to be the largest Universal Park in the world when it opens.

What do you think of the lighthouse at Universal Orlando Resort? Let us know in the comments.

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’ where you can experience rides like ‘Harry Potter’ and the Escape from Gringotts and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! 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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