Universal Experiencing Major Issues After Closing Beloved Attraction

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Universal Orlando Resort sent one of its most beloved attractions far, far away earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean everything is going completely as planned.

Shrek 4-D, which ran for nearly two decades at Universal Studios Florida, officially closed this past January. The attraction took Guests on a 3D journey with Shrek and Donkey as they raced to save Princess Fiona from the clutches of Ghost Lord Farquaad. With effects like moving seats, wind machines, and much more, Universal Orlando Guests were completely immersed in the action.

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Now, with Shrek 4-D gone, Universal Orlando Resort has reportedly begun construction on a new attraction to take its place.

While nothing has been confirmed, the rumor is that this new attraction will be Minions-themed. The experience will feature a moving walkway and is expected to be based on VillainCon, the convention that the Minions visit looking for their next supervillain master in their 2015 film.

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While work is underway, it seems Universal Orlando may be running into a few more issues than the original plan.

Twitter account @bioreconstruct recently shared photos of rain damage on the exterior of the building that is currently under construction.

Rainwater causing surface separation in the former Shrek 4D exterior.

While this may not seem like a big issue on the surface, it certainly presents another problem for Universal Orlando to work through, which means whatever the expected date for the attraction’s opening could be– it hasn’t been announced– may be pushed back several weeks as the outdoor façade has to now be updated. However, with no timeline announced, this is just speculative.

In addition to the work being done on the former Shrek 4-D building, Universal Studios Florida also closed Revenge of the Mummy for a lengthy refurbishment. The popular dark-coaster isn’t set to reopen until late summer 2022.

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Universal Orlando Resort is full of fun experiences and thrilling attractions that you can’t miss. Even with Shrek 4-D closed forever and Revenge of the Mummy under refurbishment, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, Transformers: The Ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, E.T. Adventure Ride, Diagon Alley, including Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and more can all be experienced at Universal Studios Florida.

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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.

Are you planning to visit Universal Orlando Resort soon? 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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