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Universal Orlando’s Oldest Attraction Set to Close Down

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Universal Orlando Resort is facing another major attraction closure. This time, the attraction is out of this world and may be upsetting to fans.

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At Universal Studios Florida, guests can immerse themselves in the world of thrilling rides, immersive attractions, and live entertainment. Guests can visit the Wizarding World of  Harry Potter, and join Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, E.T. Adventure, and many more attractions.

Over at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, guests can explore Jurassic Park, Seuss Landing, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and many more lands. Universal’s Island of Adventure is home to attractions like Jurassic World VelociCoaster, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and many more family-friendly attractions.

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Universal Orlando Resort announced a temporary closure of E.T. Adventure ride. This popular Universal Orlando attraction will be closed from May 6 to May 15, 2024. This closure is part of routine maintenance, which is standard even for popular attractions like this one.

E.T. Adventure became a beloved attraction at the opening in 1990. This attraction was made after Steven Spielberg’s iconic film. Universal describes the attraction as “E.T.’s home planet is dying and he needs your help to save it. Board your flying bike and take off on a thrilling (but gentle) ride through the sky. Guests will dodge bad guys and soar into the stars where his magical home awaits, filled with wondrous otherworldly creatures.”

Universal E.T. Adventure Ride

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In addition to the closure of E.T. Adventure, Universal Orlando Resort has announced maintenance plans for several other attractions across its parks. At Universal Studios Florida, Revenge of the Mummy will be closed from June 17 to June 22, 2024. Meanwhile, at Islands of Adventure, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish will be closed from April 27 to May 24, 2024. Additionally, The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle remains closed indefinitely, and Poseidon’s Fury has been permanently closed.

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Besides the closures happening, exciting things are also happening at Universal Orlando. Universal is in the process of building its third theme park called Epic Universe, which will open in 2025. Another massive change that is happening at Universal Studios Florida is the former Kidzone is being replaced and updated into a new DreamWorks land.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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