Universal Orlando Resort is known for its thrilling attractions like the Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and The Incredible Hulk Coaster, but there is plenty more to enjoy than just thrill rides.
One of the most beloved themed lands in the Universal Parks is located at Islands of Adventure in Seuss Landing.
Over the last several months, Seuss Landing has been undergoing several construction projects at once. Portions of the Seuss Landing archway collapsed and, now, only a portion of the archway remains. In addition, the Caro-Seuss-el is undergoing major refurbishments and the attraction has been closed for around a year with no timeline for when we might see it reopen. As a result of the construction happening on the Caro-Seuss-el, the High in the Sky Seuss Trolly Train has had to make modifications to its ride, which has caused wait times to increase heavily.
If all that weren’t enough, more construction walls have taken over the beloved land, this time at the If I Ran The Zoo playground area.
The If I Ran The Zoo playground has not been fully opened since the pandemic, but portions of the area were still able to be accessed by Guests. However, just recently, Universal erected construction walls that completely block off the area.
“If I Ran the Zoo” is one of six Dr. Seuss books that were removed from future publication and licensing in 2021 due to stereotypical portrayals that appear in the books. When the move was made to remove the books from future publication, Universal said in a statement that it would evaluating its in-park experiences for Seuss Landing.
The If I Ran The Zoo play area does not contain any of the offensive stereotypes, but rumors have been swirling for quite some time about a possible retheme, which could lead to a complete demolition of the area depending on how in-depth Universal Orlando would decide to go.
At this point, however, it’s unknown if the construction walls are being erected for simple refurbishments or a complete retheme. It should be noted that the large sign that reads “If I Ran The Zoo” is still standing and the play area is still listed on the Universal Orlando app.
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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.
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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?