Universal to close several attractions to make room for ‘exciting new family entertainment’

ORLANDO, Fla. — Several beloved attractions at Universal Studios are set to permanently close in a few months, the resort announced Tuesday evening.


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The following attractions will close Jan. 16, with the last day of operation being Jan. 15:

  • Fievel’s Playland
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
  • Curious George Goes to Town
  • DreamWorks Destination
  • Shrek and Donkey‘s Meet and Greet

The closings will make room for “exciting new family entertainment ... that will immerse guests in the adventures of beloved animated characters.”

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Adjacent attractions 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, Universal said.

More details about the new experiences will be announced in the months ahead, Universal said.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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