Universal Orlando Resort has been working on several construction projects over the last few months.
Jurassic Park River Adventure, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, and Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal’s Islands of Adventure all underwent scheduled maintenance through the first three months of the year.
Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Florida closed in January for a lengthy refurbishment that won’t see the attraction reopen until late summer 2022. In addition, the Epic Universe– the largest Universal Park in the world– is under construction and is scheduled to reopen in 2025.
Finally, Universal Orlando Resort closed the beloved attraction Shrek 4-D at Universal Studios Florida in January permanently. Over the last several weeks, we’ve begun to see construction activity surrounding the space.
All the signs mentioning Shrek 4-D have been removed and now we are seeing the line queue under demolition.
Twitter account Universally Addicted (@UniversallyAdd) posted a photo of demolition underway.
Demolition of Shrek 4-D Queue Is Underway!
Demolition of Shrek 4-D Queue Is Underway! pic.twitter.com/FZWq9PtTLf
— Universally Addicted (@UniversallyAdd) March 25, 2022
We should expect construction activity to pick up around the space over the next few months as a rumored Minions-themed attraction is set to take over the space.
While Universal has not confirmed what the attraction will be, there are Minions-themed construction walls around the area and the rumor is that the attraction will be a moving walkway experience based on VillainCon that is introduced in the movie Minions (2015).
Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling attractions. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. In addition, Epic Universe is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.
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