Breaking News: Universal Orlando Announces Big Closures – 7 Rides Impacted!

Universal Orlando has officially confirmed major shutdowns, with 7 rides included in the temporary closures. As the heartbeat of Universal Orlando Resort continues to thrum with excitement, visitors are in for a bit of a shift as some beloved attractions undergo maintenance throughout 2024. While this news may initially disappoint park-goers, these closures signify Universal’s dedication to innovation, enhancement, and the continuous evolution of the theme park experience.

From the enchanting adventures of E.T. Adventure to the heart-pounding thrills of Revenge of the Mummy, Universal Orlando Resort offers a diverse range of attractions to cater to all tastes. The closures offer a chance for something new and exciting to take shape behind the scenes.

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: April 27 – May 24, 2024

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish will be temporarily interrupted from April 27 to May 24, 2024, offering a break from the colorful aquatic adventure.

E.T. Adventure: May 6 – May 15, 2024

The closures kick off with E.T. Adventure, which will be temporarily closed from May 6 to May 15, 2024, for maintenance. Fans of the iconic ride will have to wait a bit longer before embarking on another journey with E.T.

Revenge of the Mummy museum of antiques soft opens at Universal Studios Florida.
Revenge of the Mummy museum of antiques soft opens at Universal Studios Florida.

Revenge of the Mummy: June 17 – June 22, 2024

Following closely is Revenge of the Mummy, which will undergo maintenance from June 17 to June 22, 2024. Thrill-seekers need not worry as the Mummy’s curse is tended to, preparing for its return with renewed intensity.

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Fast & Furious: Supercharged: August 19 – November 3, 2024

Fast & Furious: Supercharged will also see a temporary closure from August 19 to November 3, 2024. Fans can look forward to more high-speed action as Dom and the Fast family gear up for their next adventure (rumors of permanent closure are unconfirmed at this time).

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MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack: November 4 – December 10, 2024

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack goes under maintenance from November 4 to December 10, 2024, as agents work to protect the universe from alien threats.

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Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls: October 1, 2024 – January 2, 2025

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls will be closed from October 1, 2024, to January 2, 2025, ensuring the log flume attraction is ready for another season of cooling splashes.

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Pteranodon Flyers: Currently closed, with no reopening date announced yet.

Pteranodon Flyers is currently experiencing an unexpected closure, with no reopening date announced yet.

More Than Just Closures: A Glimpse into the Future

During these transitions, guests are encouraged to explore the many other attractions, shows, and experiences Universal Orlando has to offer. Whether immersing in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or enjoying the vibrant park atmosphere, there’s always something new and thrilling to discover.

Making the Most of Your Visit During Closures

Even with some rides temporarily unavailable, Universal Orlando Resort remains a treasure trove of entertainment. Here are some tips for making the most of your visit during these closure periods:

  • Explore Other Attractions: With a diverse range of rides, shows, and experiences, there’s still plenty to discover. Immerse yourself in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, conquer thrilling coasters like Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, or enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Universal CityWalk.
  • Plan Your Day Strategically: Check the park schedule and prioritize the rides and shows that are important to you. Utilize the single rider line to minimize wait times and consider purchasing Express Pass for priority access to popular attractions.
  • Embrace the Flexibility: Unexpected closures can disrupt plans, but they also present an opportunity to be spontaneous. Explore areas of the park you might not have visited before, try new restaurants, or simply relax and soak in the atmosphere.

Share Your Thoughts and Tips!

We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on these Universal Orlando closures in the comments below. Let us know how you plan to make the most of your visit during these maintenance periods, and share any tips you have for fellow parkgoers.

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