Universal Studios Florida Bounces Back as Mystery Power Outage Is Successfully Resolved

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Universal Studios Florida is again in operation following a mysterious power outage that caused all rides to shut down for several hours, even asking guests to exit the park.

The Universal Studios globe on a sunny day in Orlando, Florida.
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What Happened at Universal Studios Florida?

Earlier today, it was reported by Inside The Magic that a mysterious power outage caused all rides to close down unexpectedly, leading to Universal asking guests to safely exit the park and make their way to Islands of Adventure. Orlando Amusement on X, formally Twitter, posted the following tweet earlier this morning:

BREAKING: A likely power failure has occurred at Universal Orlando, shuttering almost all attractions inside of Studios and delaying several inside of Islands of Adventure, and causing some to use virtual queue. Stay clear of the parks the next few hours everyone!

Universal did not release an official statement following this outage until much later when they released responses on the popular X social media platform saying the following:

Hi Eric, portions of Universal Studios Florida are currently experiencing technical difficulties, and we are working to restore them as soon as possible. Please stay tuned to our Mobile App for additional updates. If you wish to share further feedback, please send us a DM.

A tyrannosaur rex looking towards the Universal globe and archway at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
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Universal Studios Florida, located in Orlando, is one of the flagship theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort. It is renowned for its combination of thrilling attractions, immersive experiences, and the magic of movie-making.

One of the standout features of Universal Studios Florida is the movie studio theme, where visitors can step into the heart of the entertainment industry. The park is divided into several themed areas, each offering a unique experience:

  • Production Central: This area sets the stage for the park with a Hollywood-inspired atmosphere. Iconic attractions like Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, a high-speed roller coaster with customizable soundtracks, and the immersive Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride can be found here.
  • New York: Transporting guests to the streets of New York, this area features attractions like Race Through New York, Starring Jimmy Fallon and the Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster, known for its thrilling dark ride elements.
Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passholders (Guests) posing outside Universal Studios Florida
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  • San Francisco: With iconic landmarks recreated, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, this area is home to the Fast & Furious – Supercharged attraction, where visitors can join the Fast & Furious crew on a high-octane adventure.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley: This magical section of the park brings the Harry Potter universe to life, complete with the awe-inspiring Escape from Gringotts ride, Ollivander’s wand shop, and the enchanting Leaky Cauldron.
  • World Expo: Hosting attractions like the Men in Black: Alien Attack interactive dark ride, this area celebrates futuristic and otherworldly themes.
  • Springfield, USA: Fans of “The Simpsons” can explore this area, featuring The Simpsons Ride and the lively Kwik-E-Mart.
aerial view of Universal Orlando Resort
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After hours of no rides in operation and the Universal Studios park essentially closing down, we know why there was a massive power outage. According to Orlando Amusement on X, formally Twitter, all attractions are now back in operation:

All attractions at Universal Orlando have since reopened following a long day of technical issues! Word on the street is KidZone construction caused an issue throughout the park. Shoutout to all the hard working Team Members who kept guest’s occupied!

According to this account, the current construction inside the former KidZone area, which is now being turned into the new and upcoming DreamWorks Land, was the reason behind the power blackout. Rumor has it that something went wrong during construction today, which led to Universal Studios losing power to all the rides.

Thankfully, guests can now resume their vacations at Universal Studios Florida as all rides operate at standard capacity. Universal Studios Florida offers thrilling rides, live entertainment, shows, and character meet-and-greets. The park’s commitment to innovation and cutting-edge attractions makes it a dynamic and must-visit destination for theme park enthusiasts and fans of popular culture.

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