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Universal Orlando Shutting Down Kid-Favorite Ride

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Universal Orlando Resort promises an unforgettable adventure filled with thrills, magic, and immersive experiences. However, Universal Orlando Resort attractions occasionally undergo closures for maintenance, refurbishment, or enhancement projects like any theme park destination.

Universal Orlando Resort prioritizes maintaining its attractions to the highest standards of safety and quality. As such, periodic closures are scheduled throughout the year to conduct routine inspections, repairs, and updates.

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One popular Universal attraction at Universal Islands of Adventure will soon be closing. The latest refurbishment announcement is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, a beloved family attraction inspired by the popular Dr. Seuss book, which will undergo refurbishment for nearly a month.

This gentle spinner ride allows children and families to embark on a whimsical journey above Seuss Landing, selecting their favorite fish from the iconic story. The closure is scheduled from April 27 to May 24, 2024, subject to any unforeseen changes.

This popular attraction closing causes issues for families with smaller children due to the fact that there no height requirement on One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. There’s already a limited number of attractions available for younger since the closure of the former Woody Woodpecker KidZone. When the attraction closes, there will only be three rides: Caroseuss-el and Storm Force Accelatron at Islands of Adventure and Kang & Kodos Twril ‘n’ Hurl at Universal Studios Florida.

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In addition, Universal Orlando guests and children who are under the 34-inch height requirement for E.T. Adventure— which is the shortest height restriction in Universal Orlando Resort– can still enjoy the stationary seating on Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and they can play VillainCon Minion Blast, as long as they can stand on their own. The Hogwarts Express in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter does not have a height restriction either, but it does require a Park-to-Park ticket.

Universal Studios Orlando is in the process of building a new area set for smaller children, which is called DreamsWork Land. This area will feature Sherk, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, and several other DreamWorks characters beside E.T Adventure.

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Guests with smaller children can also head over to Camp Jurassic and explore the caves and climb the nets, several other playgrounds, and enjoy shows like Animal Actors on Location, and The Bourne Stuntacular.

For guests who cannot ride certain attractions, child swap is available at attractions, allowing parties to be able to take turns riding the attractions.

Universal describes as One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish like this:

“Guests will climb inside their very own Dr. Seuss flying fish. It’s equipped with easy-to-use controls that let you maneuver up, up, up and down, down, down as you gently glide around an array of fountains that squirt water in time to a musical rhyme. Make sure you pay attention to the words and do what they say or you just might get wet.”

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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