NEWS! Universal Orlando Temporarily Closing Certain Attractions in August


Earlier today we reported that Universal Orlando would be delaying their upcoming theme park, Epic Universe, further, as well as laying off more employees.

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Universal Orlando

And now, Universal Orlando has confirmed that certain attractions will be temporarily closing in the near future.

Bay 9 News in Tampa shared the news from Universal Orlando, stating that the following attractions would close temporarily, beginning August 9, 2020:

  • A Day in the Park with Barney (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Fast and the Furious: Supercharged (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Fear Factor Live! (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Storm Force Accelatron (Islands of Adventure)
  • Poseidon’s Fury (Islands of Adventure)
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Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl

According to Universal Orlando’s official statement, shared in full on Attractions Magazine, team members from these attractions will be relocated to other roles throughout the resort.

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Fast and Furious Supercharged

Universal also stated that they intend to focus on “marquee guest experiences” at this time.  Currently, there are no re-opening dates for these attractions — but we will keep you posted!

These are the biggest differences we’ve seen between Universal Orlando and Disney World’s reopenings!

 

Have you been on any of these attractions at Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments!

 

molly mccormack

Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)



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