Universal Orlando will close five rides to make way for a new section devoted to “family entertainment” by way of “beloved animated characters.”
The company made the announcement on Tuesday, November 1, that five rides built at Universal Orlando Resort will close on January 15, 2023. The five attractions that will close are Fievel’s Playland, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Curious Georg Goes to Town, DreamWorks Destination, and Shrek and Donkey’s Meet & Greet.
“Universal Orlando Resort will soon begin work on bringing exciting new family entertainment to Universal Studios Florida that will immerse guests in the adventures of beloved animated characters,” reads a statement from the company issued through social media.
The company says that the E.T. Adventure, Animal Actors on Location!, SpongeBob StorePants, and KidZone Pizza company will remain open for guests.
Universal Studios Resort includes the company’s three hallmark parks: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay, which celebrated its five-year anniversary this past spring.