Universal Confirms Retired Rides Are Returning in New Experience

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If you love the classic Universal Orlando Resort rides from the beloved Universal Pictures movie, you’re going to love this new experience.

Universal Orlando, which is home to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, is known for its thrilling attractions and world-class entertainment. In the past couple of decades, however, Universal Orlando fans had to say goodbye to two beloved attractions to make way for new rides.

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Back to the Future: The Ride was retired in 2007 to make way for The Simpsons Ride. JAWS was later retired from the theme park in 2012 to make way for Diagon Alley and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Though the two attractions are gone, they have never been forgotten.

As Universal Orlando Resort looks towards the summer, it seems there are plans to bring back these two attractions in a new experience. 

Twitter account @UniversallyAdd shared photos from Mike Rhodes of The Tribue Store that confirm JAWS, Back to the Future, and E.T. will be the center of The Tribute Store this season.

Posters Confirm Summer Retro Tribute Store Featuring ‘Jaws,’ ‘Back to the Future,’ and ‘E.T.’ at Universal Studios Florida! Mike Rhodes

As you can see on the signs, E.T., Back to the Future, and JAWS are listed on posters outside of the store, confirming rumors that they’d be returning this summer.

While it won’t be a ride, this is still much more than just exclusive merchandise. The Tribute Store does an excellent job of providing an innovative experience that brings its theming to life far past just what apparel can be bought. It will be fun to see how the store is decorated as well as what memorabilia and merchandise will be available.

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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.

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.

What do you think of The Tribute Store’s new theme? Let us know in the comments!

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