Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s Seuss Landing Construction Walls Removed, Fish Figures Missing

The construction barriers around Seuss Landing’s entrance in Universal’s Islands of Adventure have come down, exposing some fish figurines that were missing from McElligot’s Pool and the other water features.

Seuss Landing Refurbishment

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The construction walls were erected at the beginning of May, and they run from the restrooms at the Port of Entry to the entrance of Seuss Landing, completely obstructing access to the park area.

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Now that the walls are removed, guests will once more be able to access this balcony and look out over the waterfalls that are located next to the entrance to Seuss Landing.

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There are signs in the area in between the waterfalls that direct you around the bend to McElligot’s Pool. In this same body of water, there used to be a column of colorful fish with water spouts behind and to the left, but those fish were removed during the refurbishment process.

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In the image that you see above, which was taken at Seuss Landing in 2020, you can just about make out some of the fish.

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It is possible that the fish are still being refurbished in another location and that they will be brought back.

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The waterfalls and pools are spanned by a series of yellow arches. The only change to the theme of the area was the removal of a few fish, but otherwise everything seems to have been updated.

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It looks like all that was done during the refurbishment was some cleaning, repainting, and maintenance on the water features.

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It is now possible to access a wall with a pink bench.

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This park is home to the McElligot’s Pool that everyone knows and loves.

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In 2021, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to stop publishing six of Dr. Seuss’s books because they perpetuated harmful stereotypes. One of these books, “McElligot’s Pool,” was published in 1947. At the time, Universal Orlando Resort made the announcement that they were considering not incorporating these books into Seuss Landing; however, in the end, there were no significant alterations made to the theme park. In the “Seuss Landing,” none of the harmful stereotypes are ever depicted.

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The flooring in this area is a blue splash pad, and it appears brighter thanks to the pink and purple circles that are on it.

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There are now a total of four fish statues missing from McElligot’s Pool.

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They used topiary parachutes and sat on the grassy hill that was located in the middle of the smaller pool.

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One of the photos from 2020 featured an image of a fish that appeared to be parachuting through the air.

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They might come back at a later time, just like the fish that are near the waterfalls.

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Have you ever taken some time to relax in the area surrounding McElligot’s Pool in Seuss Landing? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Seuss Landing

One of the eight themed lands that make up Universal’s Islands of Adventure is called Seuss Landing, and it is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The land is home to a number of attractions, the majority of which are designed with younger tourists in mind.

  • The Cat in the Hat: a dark ride telling the famous story of the same name
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride: a people-mover ride mostly inspired by “The Sneetches” that takes guests on one of two tracks for a tour above Seuss Landing
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: an aerial carousel ride during which riders can control the movement of their giant fish vehicles
  • Caro-Seuss-el: a standard carousel with non-standard Seuss creatures. The carousel’s roof was replaced last year during a long refurbishment.
  • Oh, The Stories You’ll Hear: a musical show featuring classic characters like the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & Thing 2, The Grinch, and The Lorax
  • If I Ran the Zoo: a play area inspired by the book of the same name

The Green Eggs and Ham Café, the Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous, Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop, and Moose Juice, Goose Juice are among the dining and drinking venues that can be found in Seuss Landing.

During the winter holidays, Seuss Landing is decked out in festive garb, and the Whos of Whoville can be seen traveling throughout the land to shop for Christmas gifts. There will be a meet and greet with the Grinch, a character breakfast with the Grinch and his friends, as well as the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.


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