Poseidon’s Fury closes after 24-year run at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

A mainstay at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure for over two decades has closed its doors for good.

Poseidon’s Fury permanently shut down operations last week on Wednesday, May 10.

In a statement issued earlier this month, Universal Orlando stated that it would be closing the ride in order to prepare for “exciting new experiences for our guests.” No additional information was provided about the closure.

In addition to Poseidon’s Fury, The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, which is located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, is temporarily closed as it undergoes renovations for “future show enhancements.”

Both closures come amidst a slate of changes as the park refocuses its efforts on new intellectual properties that it owns or licenses.

At the beginning of the year, Universal closed down five rides including Fievel’s Playland, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Curious George Goes to Town, Dreamworks Destination, and Shrek and Donkey’s Meet & Greet.

The month before those closures, the company reported that a new Minion Land would open later this summer. The new section of the park will feature Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, an interactive ride with a blaster game experience.

Last December, the park opened Universal’s Great Movie Escape rooms with storylines from Jurassic World and Back to the Future.

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