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One Universal Ride Will Close For A Full Month

One Universal Ride Will Close For A Full Month

Another refurbishment is coming. Here are all the details.

Refurbishment

Credit: Universal

There are several truths about refurbishment. One is that it is necessary for theme parks to refurbish their attractions. It keeps everything looking great and running to its best potential. Moreover, it ensures that the attractions are safe for visitors who want to experience them. After all, no one can have a great time if they are worried that an attraction could put their safety in jeopardy.

Another truth is that even though they are necessary, refurbishments can be extremely disappointing. This is especially true if you have a once-in-a-lifetime trip coming up and one of the attractions you really wanted to enjoy is down.

Refurbishment Hits Islands of Adventure

Credit: Universal

This time Islands of Adventure is getting hit with a water ride refurbishment. Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges will be closing for what seems like routine maintenance.

For those unfamiliar with it, this water ride sends visitors on a silly, splashy adventure to rescue Olive Oil from Bluto. Of course, that rescue involves things like an 18-foot octopus and a WHOLE lot of water.

This ride can absolutely soak you depending on whether your raft twists and turns! Therefore, is best to be prepared for the possibility of a thorough drenching if you dare to ride.

Credit: Universal

Since it is a water ride, it makes sense that this refurbishment will take place during one of the cooler times of the year. The closure begins on February 4, 2024. It will run for a full month, all the way through March 8, 2024.

Universal will close Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges from February 4-March 8, 2024.

Do you want more refurbishment news for Universal? Head over HERE.

Will the refurbishment of Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges affect your visit? Let us know in the comments. Also be sure the pass the news along to those you know planning a Universal Orlando trip so that they can manage their expectations.


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