Universal Orlando Resort has announced the closing of at least five attractions to make way for what it termed “new family entertainment.”
Fievel’s Playland, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Curious George Goes to Town, DreamWorks Destination, and Shrek and Donkey’s Meet & Greet will permanently close at end of day on January 15 2023, according to an announcement posted to the resort’s Twitter page.
Update from Universal Orlando Resort: pic.twitter.com/ecVeEHfvbd
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) November 2, 2022
In the same post, Universal Orlando indicated that “the E.T. Adventure, Animal Actors on Location!, SpongeBob StorePants – including meet and greets with SpongeBob SquarePants and friends – and KidZone Pizza Company will remain open.”
The area containing these attractions is located in the Universal Studios Florida park, in the area circled on the map below:
So what could Universal fill that space with? There are a couple of franchises that would fit the “family entertainment” description.
The “Trolls” franchise is beloved by all ages, as is the “Secret Life of Pets” franchise.
What attractions are you sad to see closing? What would you like to see made into an attraction in that area? Let me know in the comments.
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