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Several attractions at Universal Studios are now closing permanently

Several attractions at Universal Studios are now closing permanently
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Is your favorite Universal attraction on the chopping block? Take a look here to see exactly what is going away along with the closing date.

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Going to Universal Studios makes you feel like you’re watching your favorite TV shows and movies, only with extra thrills, turns, and drops. Not only that, but guests face villains and help save the earth! And don’t forget the wildly popular dragons! Orlando’s Universal Studios brings movies to life for its fans!

Closing Areas

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Universal Studios announced yesterday that five attractions in its KidZone area will be closing soon. The list of closing attractions include the following: Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Fievel’s Playland, Curious George Goes to Town, DreamWorks Destination and Shrek and Donkey’s Meet & Greet. If you want to enjoy these attractions one more more time, be sure to visit soon. All of these close on January 16, 2023.

Five Universal Studio attractions in the KidZone area will close permanently on January 16, 2023.

But we have great news, the beloved E.T. Adventure ride is not on the chopping block and will remain open! This is a huge sigh of relief to E.T. fans who have been anxiously wondering the fate of this attraction.


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Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse is a junior coaster built in 1999. The Fievel and Curious George areas contain a playground with water features. DreamWorks Destination opened as an indoor character meet and greet located at the former children’s show, A Day in the Park With Barney.

When Shrek 4-D closed earlier this year, Shrek and Donkey’s Meet & Greet took place here. Now, construction walls surround the Shrek 4-D site and the neighboring block that contained Monsters Cafe.

In addition to the E.T. ride, “Animal Actors on Location,” SpongeBob SquarePants, including meet-and-greets, and KidZone Pizza Company will remain open. E.T. Adventure is the last original ride from the park’s opening in 1990.

These permanent closures are taking place to make way for new family entertainment.

What are your thoughts on these closing attractions? Are you relieved E.T. will remain open? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Source Orlando Sentinel

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