If there is one thing that is certain at Universal Orlando Resort it’s that nothing is certain. They don’t have the land area that Disney does so to keep things fresh, they have to continually change things up. Old attractions close to make room for new ones. Nostalgia isn’t a luxury Universal can afford. It looks like change is coming at Islands of Adventure as the days are numbered for one classic attraction.
Poseidon’s Fury will close permanently on May 10. In an announcement Universal Orlando said the attraction would close “to make room for new experiences.” There is no word yet 9n what may be replacing it but fans have already started speculating that this means the end of the Lost Continent area of Islands of Adventure (though that is not confirmed by Universal as of this writing. Your last chance to catch Poseidon’s Fury will be May 9.
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This really is a great loss for the park because this hybrid attraction was great at moving large numbers of people which helped keep crowds down. The attraction, which wasn’t a ride but was much more than a show, could move dozens of people per showing and had continual shows throughout the day. The official description it’s it as a “walk-through indoor attraction – mixing live action with tons of special effects – draws you into the ancient Temple of Poseidon, where you join an archaeological expedition. Before you know it, you are caught in a battle between Poseidon, god of the sea, and Lord Darkenon, his mortal enemy.”
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Given the proximity to the incredibly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter we can’t help but wonder if this means that area will be expanding, though admittedly that’s a long shot. We are sad to see Poseidon’s Fury close, there really was nothing like it in the Orlando area. It was also one of the few Universal attractions that didn’t have a height restriction making it ideal for younger (but brave) guests. Change isn’t always a bad thing though and we can’t wait to see what they build in its place!