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Universal Studios Orlando Announces the Permanent Closure of Location Inside Park

A guest offering at Universal Studios Orlando Resort has announced its permanent closure, according to GottaGoOrlando.

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Universal Studios Orlando Resort currently has two theme parks–Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure–and a water park–Volcano Bay. A brand-new theme park, Epic Universe, is under construction and is projected to open to guests in 2025.

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Once construction is complete, Epic Universe will be the largest Universal park in the United States and the second largest Universal park in the world after Universal Studios Beijing. It will feature at least three Comcast and Universal-owned intellectual properties: DreamWorks Animation, Nintendo, and Illumination.

Epic Universe map

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Currently, Universal Orlando Resort‘s two theme parks, as well as Volcano Bay, CityWalk (Universal’s answer to Disney World’s Disney Springs district), and its six hotels–Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Royal Pacific Resort, Sapphire Falls Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Aventura Hotel–are all located on the resort’s north campus. Epic Universe will be the first entity located on Universal’s south campus, located approximately 15 minutes from the north campus.

Construction ramps up on Universal's Epic Universe theme park

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Construction on Universal’s Epic Universe is said to be progressing nicely, but as the resort focuses on expanding its offerings to a new section of the resort property, one offering at Universal has announced its permanent closure.

On Saturday, Universal Studios confirmed that the Darkroom shop location would be closing permanently.

Per the resort’s website, Universal’s Darkroom invited guests to “step into the worlds of some of your favorite Universal Orlando characters and get photos in front of a green screen at two photo booths, each with four different immersive backgrounds.” Visitors could scan their My Universal Photos card or buy one at the register inside the shop.

Universal shared that the Darkroom shop would be moving to a new location within the theme park, but the location has yet to be confirmed.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!