Beloved Universal Experience Unexpectedly Undergoing Refurbishments

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There have been plenty of projects under construction at Universal Orlando Resort in the last few months.

Poseidon’s Fury just recently reopened at Universal’s Islands of Adventure after more than two years of closure. In addition, Universal Orlando has permanently closed Shrek 4-D and a rumored Minions-themed attraction is expected to take over the area at Universal Studios Florida.

Revenge of the Mummy Universal Orlando
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Revenge of the Mummy also closed in January for a lengthy refurbishment and isn’t set to reopen until late summer 2022. The Epic Universe is also seeing major construction activity and the new theme park is expected to open in 2025.

At Islands of Adventure, all three water rides– Jurassic Park River Adventure, Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges, and Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls– all underwent scheduled maintenance this past winter.

However, despite the construction work that has already taken place on the attractions and the land itself, it seems Toon Lagoon is also undergoing some more refurbishments.

Toon Lagoon
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Twitter account @bioreconstruct recently shared a photo of the construction fence that surrounds Toon Extra, a beloved merchandise store in Toon Lagoon.

Aerial look at construction fence for refurbishment of a portion of Toon Lagoon.

There has been no confirmation from Universal as to what the construction is for. The Toon Extra store is still open. The construction walls run all the way up to the entrance, but don’t block the entrance.

Toon Lagoon at Universal Islands of Adventure
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More On Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. 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, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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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. Also in major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.

Have you noticed the construction walls in Toon Lagoon? 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’! Universal is also in the midst of building its biggest theme park ever, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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